Ryan Katz, reporting for Think Secret, writes that Apple is set to announce at Macworld Expo a新办公套件名为iWork, consisting of Keynote 2.0 and a new application called Pages.
Lending significant credence to this rumor is the fact that IGG Software has just renamed their time management/invoicing app,from “iWork” to “iBiz”, offering no explanation other than a small print statement that iBiz is “Formerly IGG Software’s ‘iWork’”.
MacMinute联系了IGG的Ian Gillespieto ask about the name change:
It is not known whether IGG was forced to change the name of its software by Apple, or whether it simply believes the speculation and wants to differentiate its software in advanceIGG’s Ian Gillespie offered a simple statement on the matter“We feel that the new name better reflects the direction in which we see our product going, towards business management and not just time-billing,” Gillespie told MacMinute吉莱斯皮不会进一步评论。
我觉得可能是Apple支付IGG for exclusive rights to the name, and but that Gillespie is under NDA regarding the dealThis is backed up by我们Patent and Trademark Office filings uncovered by MacRumors.com, which show that Apple filed a trademark registration for ‘iWork’ in August, but that IGG was the previous holder of this trademark.