Available for AUD $12.99 each, and available to iPad users as a free update for their iPhones and iPod Touches (presumably on the same iTunes account as it would have to be.)
Apple's senior veep of worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller, said: 'Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand.
'The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organise and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.'
As with the original and then updated iPad versions, Apple's iWork apps work with the Mac version of the iWork apps, and with Microsoft Office. AirPrinting is available when using an AirPrint compatible printer, and as you'd expect, Apple reminds us of its 'beautiful Apple-designed themes and templates'.
Apple also notes that 'all iWork apps now include improved document management with thumbnail images that let you find your files quickly, organise them and group them into folders using intuitive gestures. From the Tools button in the toolbar, you can easily share any presentation, document or spreadsheet without leaving the app.'
So, what about the apps themselves? What's new in the iWork zoo? Please read on to page two'¦
Giving some addition detail on its three iWork apps, Apple states the following:
Pages is the most beautiful word processor ever designed for a mobile device and has everything you need to create amazing documents. Pages takes full advantage of the high-resolution Retina display on iPhone 4 and iPod touch so you can see all the detail and richness of your documents. To make working with text easy on iPhone and iPod touch, Smart Zoom automatically zooms in to follow the cursor while you're editing and zooms back out when you're done.
Numbers uses Multi-Touch gestures and an intelligent keyboard to help you create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets with over 250 easy-to-use functions, flexible tables and eye-catching charts. Just like Pages, Numbers takes advantage of the high-resolution Retina display and Smart Zoom to make working with text and cells on iPhone 4 or iPod touch easy.
Keynote, Pages and Numbers work on the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch (3rd and 4th gen). Each app costs $12.99 or is available as a free update for iPad owners who have already purchased the iWork apps.
Keynote Remote costs AUD $1.19.
Finally, at the time of publication (early Wednesday morning less than an hour after Apple's press release was received in my inbox), searching the App Store on an iPhone 4 failed to find the apps in question - they're just not listed there yet.
So, I checked on iTunes itself on my MacBook Pro, and while they weren't yet listed as iPhone apps, they were listed as iPad apps that newly worked on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches.
I guess Apple will fix this problem shortly, or perhaps it's a way for iPad owners to get their free updates first.
Either way, if Pages, Keynote and Numbers and listed there yet, you can be certain they will be soon.
No doubt we'll hear even more during the WWDC keynote event on June 6 next week!