iTunes 10.4 and iWork 6 Version 9.1 for OS X Lion Adds 64-bit Support

Alongside new Mac mini, Sandy Bridge powered MacBook Air, Mac OS X Lion, and Thunderbolt Display, Apple also released update to a few of its other products: the iWork 6 update today, the iTunes saw a release today, and the the Remote Desktop Client 3.5.1.The updates are available now and are labeled as the iWork […]

Alongside new Mac mini, Sandy Bridge powered MacBook Air, Mac OS X Lion, and Thunderbolt Display, Apple also released update to a few of its other products: the iWork 6 update today, the iTunes saw a release today, and the the Remote Desktop Client 3.5.1.

The updates are available now and are labeled as the iWork Update 6, the iTunes 10.4 and the Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.1. The updates only become available after the OS is updated to Lion, and that version is currently available through the App Store as a digital download for $30 USD.

The iTunes 10.4 release of Apple's digital media player features full support for OS X Lion's native full-screen abilities, 64 bit Cocoa support for OS X Lion users, improved stability, and better performance overall. The update is available via the Mac's software update application or through Apple's online download page.

You can now use iTunes with OS X Lion's new Full-Screen App capability, which allows you to use iTunes and other apps without distractions. Navigate between all your full-screen apps with a simple gesture.

Apple's productivity suite iWork update 6 (version 9.1) update was built around Lion compatibility and includes support for Lion's native full-screen functionality, Resume, auto saving of documents, and versions.

The update is available now via the Mac App Store and Software Update.

iWork 9.1 adds support for Mac OS X Lion, including:

  • Full-Screen
  • Resume
  • Auto Save
  • Versions
  • Character picker

Keynote 5.1 Adds new builds:

  • Anvil
  • Fall Apart

Installing the update

To update to iWork 9.1, use the Mac App Store, Software Update, or the standalone installer. You only need one of these methods to update your computer.

  • Mac App Store
  • Use this method if you originally purchased Keynote, Pages, or Numbers from the Mac App Store.

    Launch the Mac App Store and go to the Updates tab to update the iWork applications you purchased.

  • Software Update
  • Use this method if you originally purchased iWork in a box or you downloaded and then activated a trial version of iWork.

    Choose Software Update from the Apple menu to automatically check for the latest Apple software, including this update (Software Update might have linked you to this article to learn more about the update). If your computer is not up to date, other software updates available for your computer may appear. Note that an update's size may vary from computer to computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others, so you should run Software Update more than once to make sure you have all available updates. Running this update requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.

  • Standalone installer
  • Use this method if you originally purchased iWork in a box or you downloaded and then activated a trial version of iWork. This is an alternative method to the Software Update method above.

    Download the update installer and run it manually. This is a useful option when you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once. Standalone installers for iWork 9.1 are available on the Apple Support Downloads page. Running this update requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.

To know more about iWork update release, refer to this Apple support document KBHT4684.