According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Apple's iPad will soon be home to a nifty touch-optimized Microsoft Office suite.
Long anticipated and hotly rumored (for years), the soon-to-be-retired Microsoft boss has effectively let the cat out of the bag by confirming that Office will eventually land on Apple's market leading tablet.
"iPad will be picked up when there's a touch first user interface," Ballmer says. According to The Verge, this aforementioned touch first interface will presumably land on the Windows version of Office first, with the iPad to follow.
Microsoft teased touch-based versions of Office for Windows 8.1 earlier this year at the company's Build developer conference. A special "Metro-style" version of PowerPoint was shown, but Microsoft refused to commit to a release date.
Source: The Verge