Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that Microsoft’s Office for iPad is a “key franchise” in enterprise, an area where Apple is pushing for tablet dominance but admitted the software could have come a bit sooner. Although Cook offered a good deal of praise for Office by stating that Microsoft’s productivity suite is a good for the iPad, the Apple chief tempered his enthusiasm by pointing out how long Microsoft took to bring the software over. Cook said the following regarding the matter:
Office is still a very key franchise in the enterprise, in particular, and I think having it on the iPad is good. If it had been done earlier, it would have been better for Microsoft frankly.
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