Enlarge /. The keyboard and trackpad attachment for the iPad Pro.
In the notes to its iPad Pro announcement, Apple today announced some important new features for the iWork suite that are specifically geared towards new offerings for the iPad.
Pages, numbers, and keynote all get full trackpad support on the platform, but they also get iCloud folder sharing. "Collaboration has become easier than ever with the support of iCloud folder sharing and the ability to edit shared documents offline," Apple wrote in its newsroom article.
Users have been asking about iCloud folder sharing for some time, and there have been indications that the company has been working on it for some time but has not yet been realized. In fact, it seems to have been delayed before.
Now folder sharing will likely take place alongside or shortly after iPadOS 13.4, adding support for trackpad and mouse pointers for both the new iPad Pro models and some previously released iPads, among other things.
Pages and Keynote are also getting new templates, according to the company, and users can "add a drop cap to highlight a paragraph with a large, decorative initial".
However, Apple's language has not clarified exactly what could come from iWork apps on MacOS or iOS. However, the company has just released Golden Master for new versions of iOS and watchOS, suggesting that these will at least accompany iPadOS 13.4 when launched on March 24th. Apple typically releases its operating system updates on the same day if possible.