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Microsoft: Office for iPad downloaded more than 12 million times

Sections: iDevice Apps, iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

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Office for iPad

In late March, Microsoft unveiled its highly anticipated Office for iPad, consisting of Word, Powerpoint and Excel. The app has since topped the charts in several countries in the App Store, leaving Microsoft eager to share some figures related to the number of downloads. Specifically, Office for iPad—Word, Powerpoint, Excel and OneNote—has been downloaded 12 million times since its release.

Well, that’s a pretty impressive number in about a week. It seems Microsoft managed to get it right with Office for iPad, but there are still a few drawbacks, the biggest being that those who don’t have Office 365 cannot use the app to create or edit documents. Office 365 costs $9.99 per month, or $99.99 per year.

The 12 million download mark does prove Office for iPad was in demand, but Microsoft hasn’t mentioned how many users purchased the Office 365 subscription from the app. That would be another interesting number, but we doubt Microsoft will reveal it any time soon (unless it’s pretty high, of course). Are you one of those people who downloaded Office for iPad? We’d love to know about your thoughts about the app. Is it better than iWork apps?

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