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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...
10-10-2012, 09:29 AM #1
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:
Originally Posted by Microsoft
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
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 10-10-2012 at 05:33 PM. Reason: Microsoft has revoked their statement. Link included.
10-10-2012, 09:59 AM #2
They said it will be released on the October 2012 ! And now march !
10-10-2012, 10:01 AM #3
We don't even need it there are better apps like quick office and So on
10-10-2012, 10:48 AM #4
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10-10-2012, 03:33 PM #6
And they will want to charge $99 a year if we assume Microsoft will follow is farce with the computer version!
10-11-2012, 05:02 PM #7
This was false
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