Apple released an update to its iWork suite of applications today.  No not that update.

Today’s is ‘just’ for the current ’09 version which is starting to feel long in the tooth in 2011.

With the Mac App Store opening in less than 24 hours and iWork applications shown on the mockups of the store, it would seem likely that a totally new version of iWork is in the cards.

What’s included in the update…

All iWork 9.0.5 Applications

  • Adds public sharing and private upload options for iWork.com public beta.

Keynote 5.0.5

  • Allows playback of Keynote presentations on iWork.com, with over 15 animations and effects, when using the latest version of Safari.
    • Addresses an issue with the Drop transition, Dissolve build, and shape colors.
    • Addresses an issue with rulers.
    • Adds support for Keynote Remote 1.2*, including high-resolution slides for the Retina display.

Pages 4.0.5

  • Improves the readability of exported ePub documents.

iWork.com public beta**

  • Allows playback of Keynote presentations on the web.
    • When using the latest version of Safari, the following transitions and builds are available:Transitions:
      • Magic Move
      • Cube
      • Dissolve
      • Drop
      • Flip
      • Motion Dissolve
      • Move in
      • Pivot
      • Push
      • Reveal
      • Scale
      • Twirl

      Builds:

      • Appear/Disappear
      • Cube
      • Dissolve
      • Drop
      • Move In/Out
      • Pivot
      • Pop
      • Scale
      • Twirl
    • Other animations will display as Dissolve when using the latest version of Safari.
    • Appear/Disappear animations will be used on non-Safari browsers and older versions of Safari.
    • Dynamic, onscreen navigation controls are provided to control web presentations.
    • Keynote presentations can be embedded on websites and blogs using the embed code.
    • Improves user experience of iWork.com on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

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