The Daily apparently reported rumors about Microsoft planning to bring the Office to the iPad. The sources cited are unnamed, but go on to say that Microsoft will update the Mac version of Office next year. Microsoft admitted, just after the iPadís introduction back in early 2010 that the company was somehow looking at the possibility of bringing Office to users of iPad, but by the time the device was actually out on the shelves, the company was saying it had no current agenda regarding the project.
The combination of Microsoft Office, which is one of the most popular and useful tools in the history of Microsoft, will Apple will certainly make for a big smash hit. Apple alone generates revenue of $15 billion this year alone. The most important aspect is that iPad users will be able to have a choice. Either use Office or just chose to go with apps that Apple provides in its App store that are compatible with Office files. One of them is called iWork and has a spreadsheet, word processor and a program designed for presentations but the reviews arenít to kind on it.
The rumor machine is spinning regarding the price of this new Office app, and it places it at about $10, but stubbornly Microsoft wonít make any comments about the matter. Also, thereís the news regarding the fact that Microsoft is working hard on the launch of its newest version of Windows. Does it mean that the company doesnít have the time to look into the problem of an Office app? We certainly hope not!