It has been rumored for the past year that Microsoft is planning to bring their Office Suite apps to Apple’s iDevices. Reports indicated there’d be a launch later this year, but it appears the Office Suite apps will be arriving to iOS and Android early in 2013.
The Verge reported:
Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek has confirmed that the software maker is planning to release native iOS and Android versions of Office 2013 next year. Speaking at a press event in the Czech Republic earlier today, Bobek told Czech site IHNED that native apps will be made available from March 2013.
Microsoft has released a number of their official apps for both the iPhone and iPad, including OneNote and SkyDrive. It wouldn’t be such a surprise to see Microsoft bring their Office Suites beyond desktop applications to support mobile devices.
It has been speculated that Microsoft Office Suite will be tablet optimized app for the iPad, and new reports seem to suggests that the productivity suite will bring support for Apple’s smaller devices like the iPhone and iPod touch.
Via [The Verge]