An AppleBitch reader has spotted a new page on the website of Best Buy Mexico which suggests that iWork ’11 will be arriving on February 19th at 7pm. The page describes a launch event saying “Discover The New iWork’11. Visit a Best Buy on February 19th and find out what you can do with iWork ’11”. While this is obviously not an official announcement from Apple, this event is a good indication that iWork ’11 is nearing release. We hope it is at least, otherwise there’s going to be a fairly unhappy crowd at a Best Buy in Mexico on February 19th.
We recently reported that stocks of iWork ’09 single user and family packs were apparently running low at Apple resellers over the weekend and this could provide further evidence that the new version of Apple’s flagship suite of office programs is on its way.
iWork ’11 has of course been highly anticipated for several months now with many hoping that it would launch along with the Mac App Store on January 6th. Minor rumors and discoveries such as an updated 2011 Keynote icon and a page on the Mac App Store for iWork ’11 have suggested that Apple is working on a new release of the software, but aside from these, there has very little evidence that an iWork release is imminent.
Thanks for the tip Miguel!!
UPDATE: Best Buy has pulled the page.
UPDATE 2: Page is back up again but now refers to iWork ’09. Unfortunately that doesn’t make much sense as the site says “Discover the new iWork ’09”. Given that it has been around for a couple of years, there isn’t really anything new.
UPDATE 3: Page pulled again.