When a teenager in China sells his kidney for $4000 to buy an iPad2, you know Apple has the entire world veritably smitten in a cult following of its products. The extent of Apple users here is frightening, especially when you see more iPhones than you do people wearing watches.

And it’s only about to spiral out of control (only for our best benefit, of course) with Apple’s new iWork productivity apps – Keynote, Pages and Numbers – now available for iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad. Created for the Mac and now completely redesigned for iOS and Apple’s Multi-Touch interface, the three new apps allow the user to create and share sleek presentations, documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go.

You’ll be sliding your fingers all over your Apple device like a trained professional, because the iWork apps include improved document management with thumbnail images that enables the user to locate files quickly, organise and group them into folders using intuitive gestures.

Call us slaves to technology but really, who cares, because we’re all about to get more productive at work by preparing documents on public transportation – as long as we don’t get distracted by Angry Birds first.

*Keynote, Pages and Numbers are universal apps that run on iPad and iPad2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), and are available from the App Store for US$9.99 each for new users, or as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers. Keynote Remote is sold separately via the App Store for US$0.99.

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