Apple has sent an email to customers announcing that their iWork.com public beta will be shutting down on July 31, 2012. The move is part of Apple’s ongoing transition to iCloud, which is designed to replace the functions that iWork.com once served.
Dear iWork.com user,
Thanks for participating in the iWork.com public beta.
Last year, we launched iCloud, a service that stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Today, there are already over 40 million documents stored on iCloud by millions of iWork customers. Learn more about iCloud.
With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the iWork.com public beta service will no longer be available. As of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.
We recommend that you sign in to iWork.com before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer. For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at Apple.com.
The iWork team
As an alternative, Apple recommends that their users began using iCloud’s Documents in the Cloud. The shutdown of iWork.com will follow Apple’s previously announced cancellation of their MobileMe platform on June 31st.