iWork Suite for iPad Making Metric Tons of Money

When I first bought my very first Mac, I bought Office 2004 with it, as my security blanket. Now I find myself using the iWork suite more and more, mostly because of its ease of use and really cool features. I love me a spreadsheet, but it’s got to look good, too. Numbers does that and more.

Well, it seems like everyone who buys an iPad nowadays is buying Pages, Numbers and Keynote for the device as well, because Apple is raking in the cash. The Business Insider has a piece speculating about the kind of numbers that the three $10 apps are making. Here’s the scoop:

The “iWork” apps are already on track to potentially generate more than $40 million in annual sales, according to our analysis of App Store sales so far.

And in the first month, they’ve probably already passed $3 million in sales, likely making Apple the most successful iPad developer, by revenue, so far.

But wait, there’s more.

Yes, $40 million is obviously a tiny number in the context of Apple’s overall iPad revenue, which could top $1 billion just this quarter.

Oh yeah, there’s that. So The Business Insider is estimating that Apple could clear $1 billion in iPad sales, and $40 million in iWork apps for the iPad. Looks like the Unicorn Tablet ain’t doing so bad, huh?

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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  1. I wonder if all these iPads will introduce new users to iWork… and if so, does this mean the beginning of the end of Microsoft Office domination in the workplace? An interesting thought…