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Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iPad Updated for Retina Display

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Apple updated the iWork productivity apps for the iPad and iPhone to take advantage of the new Retina display of the new iPad. It also includes performance improvements and other new features for the individual apps.

Numbers now has what Apple calls “stunning new 3D bar, line, area and pie charts. The charts in Numbers look pretty nice already, but the 3D charts have better visuals. Previously they also added better iCloud integration so that documents on your iPad will also show up automatically on your other iOS devices and when Mountain Lion ships it will have iCloud sync for documents included too.

Numbers

In Pages, you get the same performance enhancements, retina upgrade and better bar charts. You will also now be able to use the landscape keyboard on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Pages

Finally, in Keynote you can animate your new high-quality charts. You will see new builds and transitions and the same improvements the other apps received.

Keynot

The updates will require iOS 5.1, which you can try to download now. Wait till the frenzy subsides on day one of the update March 7 before trying to download iOS 5.1.

Here’s How to Upgrade to iOS 5.1 on your iPad or connected to your computer.

Kevin loves notebooks, tablets, gadgets and photography. He grew up with computers starting out on a Vic 20 and Commodore 64. The first computer he owned himself was an 8086 Compaq Deskpro. His foray into tablet computing began when he bought a Samsung Q1 Ultra. The smartphone market opened up for him with his Palm Treo 600.

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