Apple to shut down, pushes users to iCloud

In 2009 Apple introduced as a public beta – a service that enabled users to view, download and comment on documents created using Apple’s iWork software application suite. With the advent of iCloud, Apple is discontinuing the service effective July 31, 2012 – a month after it formally shuts down its MobileMe service.

According to a document sent by Apple to registered users, users have until the end of July to download any existing documents. After that time, the service will stop working and documents posted via will no longer be available.

Apple is pushing iCloud, the cloud-sharing service that replaced Apple’s MobileMe service, as’s replacement.

With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the 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 site or view them on the web.

  • That’s going to be a huge inconvenience for eight to ten people.

  • I signed up but didn’t follow up.

  • Stefaan

    They should open up iCloud for Leopard users

  • Pippo in totally useless

  • This is the first time I’ve heard of iWork. Since Apple took it down, it must have been useless.

  • Sohail Ahmed

    The shared documents (such as from Pages) looked really good on iWork. But Apple never pushed it, or allowed web based editing, so it was doomed to obscurity.