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  (Source: thedaily.com)
Apple iOS owners can look forward to the app as soon as the coming weeks

Apple has announced a variety of upcoming launches recently, and now, Apple fans can add another item to the list of releases to look forward to -- an iPad version of Microsoft Office

According to The Daily, the Microsoft Office Suite app for iPad has been completed by a design team and will soon be sent to Apple for approval.

The Microsoft Office Suite app will feature Word, PowerPoint and Excel, where files can be "created and edited locally and online."

The Daily mentioned that a prototype of the software showed that the interface resembles both the OneNote app and a bit of Metro, which is the new design for Windows Phone and the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

There currently is no Microsoft Office Suite app being created for Google's Android mobile operating system, but Apple iOS owners can look forward to the app as soon as the coming weeks.

Apple fans also have other new releases to look forward to in 2012, such as the iPad 3's debut during the first week of March, the launch of OS X Mountain Lion, and iTunes/App Store redesigns.

Source: The Daily



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RE: Timing
By TakinYourPoints on 2/22/2012 7:09:09 PM , Rating: 2
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They could make more money from this then by selling licenses for their own tablets.


The same logic applies to Office in general. It generates more income than Windows does, so it makes sense to have Office on other popular platforms. Office on Mac is a big moneymaker for Microsoft. Even with OS X smaller install base, a much larger percentage of OS X users buy Office than Windows users, making it a very profitable product.

If a platform like the iPad is on the way to 100 million users, then clearly it makes sense to develop for it even if it is on a "competing" platform. The same applies to all of the other Microsoft apps on iOS. Microsoft is a software company after all, and silly "Mac vs PC" arguments have little bearing in the real world.


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