Apple Lays AppleWorks to Rest
AppleWorks was first written for the Apple II, and was one of the first integrated software suites. It eventually morphed into ClarisWorks, and came full circle when development returned to Apple from Claris, when it was again christened AppleWorks.
When Apple introduced iWork '05, senior vice president of applications Sina Tamaddon said that the company was "building the successor to AppleWorks."
To many, however, the boast rang false, since iWork lacked a spreadsheet, one of the key pillars of AppleWorks, or any other application suite.That changed with iWork '08's release last week.