We’re now into the final few hours of iWork.com, Apple’s initial cloud offering for iWork users looking to store and share their documents online, and the service will soon be shut down forever. As announced by Apple, iWork.com is scheduled to shut down at the end of today, July 31, and all data, documents, spreadsheets etc will be wiped from the site, meaning that if you have anything still left on there, get it downloaded and saved right now.
The replacement service for iWork.com, iCloud syncing for iWork programs has recently been updated to allow full synchronization between iWork apps on iOS and OS X devices, and seems to be working pretty well. While many people, including us, had expected a substantial update to iWork by now, particularly in the context of the new Retina Display MacBook Pro, Apple just pushed out a couple of small tweaks, giving Retina Display compatibility and the ability to sync through iCloud.
Apple did, however, advertize job openings for a substantial number of iWork UI Engineers on their recruitment website, so you can be reassured that a new version is being worked on.