Friday, August 5, 2022

How latest iWork update impacts old Mac users

I have been using iWork applications like Numbers, Keynote and Pages applications for my day-to-day personal activities and always felt comfortable for its ease of use and default cross device support. However, apple has stopped support for iWork applications for users still using older Macs and does not have any option to enable backward compatibility feature. I was completely frustrated with these recent announcements from Apple and following are my issues with the latest update for iWork applications. 

  • Lack of Pivot Table and new features support: Most important feature that Apple had introduced in the latest version of the iWork in Numbers is the support for Pivot Table. However, creation and viewing of pivot table is limited only to the latest version and user will not be able to open or access the files updated with the latest features available in Numbers. 
  • Unsupported latest versions of iWork: Another major drawback introduced in the latest version of the Numbers is that users would not be able to view or access the Numbers file created with the latest version or new features of the iWork suite. For example, if you had created a new version of the iWork document on the go with your iPad or iPhone and by mistake you had utilized any latest feature, then the document cannot be accessed or viewed in old MacBook machine. 
It is completely baffling to see Apple withdrawing support of new features to the older version(s) of Mac operating system, as Microsoft were able to continue their dominance in the office suite due to support of new features even to the legacy computer. Hopefully, Apple rethinks its strategy and ensures the legacy MAC operating system or MacBook has access to latest iWork features. To read more such articles, please feel free to check out the “G R Team Sites

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