Apple Pages, Sheets, Keynote (iWorks) on Pace to Generate $40 Million in 2010 Sales

Apple’s launch of mobile versions of its iWorks productivity suite for the iPad was one of the more interesting aspects of the iPad launch. I bought all three components (Pages, Sheets, Keynote) on the day I got my iPad. Just a bit over a month after iWorks for iPad’s release, Business Insider reports:

Apple’s ‘iWork’ iPad Apps Will Generate Almost As Much Revenue As Google Docs

They base this on an estimated 27,500 downloads per week at $9.99 for each component. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are at numbers 1, 4, and 5 in the iTunes Paid Apps top 10 list as I write this. I’m using Pages a lot more than I expected to write notes during a meeting. I probably should switch to Evernote for this task. But, pages starts up fast, doesn’t require a server sync, and has a nice simple non-distracting interface in landscape mode.

Will iWorks iPad components continue to this sales pace through the rest of the year? I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually accelerates once the iPad gains the ability to multitask sometime this Fall.