Microsoft has raised the price of Office for Mac 2011 by 17% for the Home & Student edition and 10% for the Home & Business edition. Now would be a great time for Apple to get serious about revving its iWork apps (Pages, Keynote and Numbers for the Mac).
The last major upgrade to the iWork apps came in 2009. So, c’mon, Apple, it’s time for some changes
Microsoft’s price hikes puts Office for Mac 2011 on the same pricing schedule as the new Office 2013 for Windows. The price increases and the disappearance of the multi-license bundles also makes Microsoft’s Office 365, a software-by-subscription deal the company has aggressively pushed, more competitive with traditional “perpetual” licenses, notes “Macworld” (www.macworld.com).