Apple has released a new version of its i Work suite of apps, bringing new hardware support and some new features.
This allows the i Phone 6s to have "Peep" and "Pop" functionality alongside pressure-sensitive 3D controls when creating and editing documents.
Split View is also supported on the i Pad Air 2, i Pad mini 4, and i Pad Pro.
Each of the apps has multiple specific changes for i OS, Mac, and i Cloud versions.
Yes, i Work for i Cloud -- Apple's answer to Microsoft's Office 365 suite -- has finally come out of beta along with the refreshes.
A full and rather large list of the changes broken down by app and the operating system each one works under can be found on the Apple site.
Helping all of its products work together, Apple has implemented Handoff support that lets users switch between i OS and OS X when they are working on i Work documents. A feature in Pages now allows users to view the character count with or without spaces.
That's not a major thing, but it can come in handy.
However, changes like the full bidirectional support for both Arabic and Hebrew actually widen a core functionality.
Sticking with Pages for a moment (which is one of my most-used Mac apps), improved compatibility with Microsoft Word is a most useful feature.
There is now much better compatibility for charts, text overflows, and nonrectangular masks.
That compatibility had previously been a problem in some complex documents.