Apple Begins Inviting Non-Developers to Test iWork for iCloud Beta

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 23/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple’s iWork for iCloud beta has been available to developers for over a month – but according to 9to5Mac, Apple is now inviting non-developers to begin testing the new cloud-based document editing suite as well. Emails intercepted by 9to5Mac reveal that users are being asked to test out the new service and provide feedback to Apple on its functionality.

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From the user email (via 9to5Mac):

We’d like to invite you to be one of the first to try it, so we’re giving you early access to the iWork for iCloud beta. All you have to do is sign in to iCloud on a Mac or a PC using the current version of Safari, Chrome or Internet Explorer. Then just click on Pages, Numbers, or Keynote and you’re off.

To test the service, invited users only need to log into the web portal (not, which developers must use to test the feature), and the new icons will appear automatically. Expanding testing to non-developers could be a strong sign that Apple is making the final preparations before unleashing the software on the general public in the near future.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.