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  • Microsoft Confirms Office for iOS to Launch in March 2013


    Apple's iWork suite consisting of Keynote, Pages, and Numbers is very similar to Microsoft Office's PowerPoint, Word, and Excel; Apple brought iWork to the iOS platform last year, extending its reach from Mac OS X. Microsoft, on the other hand, has not yet brought their Microsoft Office suite to the iOS platform, albeit it is available on the Mac OS X platform.

    This will all change soon, as Microsoft’s Czech division has reportedly stated that Microsoft Office for iOS is set to launch in March of 2013:

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    In addition to Windows, Office will be also available on other operating systems, Windows Phone, Windows RT, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Symbian.

    Office 365 services and other Office products for mobile (phones and tablets) will be released from March 2013.
    iOS isn’t the only one. Microsoft also states that the suite is coming to the popular Android operating system in March of 2013, which powers a ton of Apple's competition. It isn't much of a surprise that they would be bringing it to Windows Phone too.

    Microsoft could take iCloud into consideration to allow users to sync their mobile documents, presentations, and spreadsheets with the desktop application counterparts. Microsoft could also turn a blind eye toward iCloud and choose to make users use their SkyDrive service, which Microsoft launched in the iOS App Store and made available on the Mac.

    Microsoft Office is by far the most popular productivity suite for PCs and it should be interesting to see how it impacts mobile devices such as the iOS platform. The iOS App Store offers a variety of Office-like software for very cheap prices, so Microsoft would have to price their mobile suite just right for people to consider the purchase. Apple’s mobile iWork suite currently sells for $9.99 per application – a grand total of $29.97 for the mobile suite.

    UPDATE: Microsoft has stated that the comments made by their Czech division relating to a March 2013 release date of Microsoft Office for iOS were false. More here.

    Sources: The Verge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Confirms Office for iOS to Launch in March 2013 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      They said it will be released on the October 2012 ! And now march !
    1. godfred212's Avatar
      godfred212 -
      We don't even need it there are better apps like quick office and So on
    1. digzz's Avatar
      digzz -
      Quote Originally Posted by LTechTalk View Post
      They said it will be released on the October 2012 ! And now march !
      init ....There taking the piss ....What's with the long ting !!!!
    1. buzster's Avatar
      buzster -
      Quote Originally Posted by godfred212 View Post
      We don't even need it there are better apps like quick office and So on
      Seriously? You ever tried those app for work or school? Missing font, random font size change, disfigured graphs in ppt... I've been waiting for this for a long time now
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      And they will want to charge $99 a year if we assume Microsoft will follow is farce with the computer version!
    1. jmac91505's Avatar
      jmac91505 -
      This was false
      Look at newer posts