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Apple updates iWork apps with new icons and redesign for macOS Big Sur

Iwork Icons Big Sur
Iwork Icons Big Sur (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

What you need to know

  • Apple has updated its iWork apps.
  • The new updates include a new app icon and a refreshed user interface.
  • Updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote bring each app in line for macOS Big Sur.

Reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has updated its suite of iWork apps on the Mac App Store. The updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote bring new icons and a new user interface designed for macOS Big Sur.

While the release notes do not call it out specifically, the report believes that the updates also add support for Macs running the new M1 processor.

Today's updates don't bring any significant new features to iWork apps, but they do improve compatibility with macOS Big Sur and also refresh the apps' interfaces following the new macOS guidelines with more vibrant color and transparency. While Apple doesn't mention it, the new iWork apps likely add support to Macs with M1 chip.

Apple's release notes for the updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote below:

Pages 10.3.5

  • Refined new design on macOS Big Sur
  • Stability and performance improvements

Numbers 10.3.5

  • Refined new design on macOS Big Sur
  • Stability and performance improvements

Keynote 10.3.5

  • Refined new design on macOS Big Sur
  • Stability and performance improvements

You can download all of the updates, or download the apps for the first time for free, from the Mac App Store.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.