You Will Need an Office 365 Subscription to Run Office Apps on the iPad Pro

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    According to a fresh report coming ArsTechnica, iPad Pro owners will require an Office 365 subscription to use Office apps. The reason is because tablet's 12.9-inch screen size exceeds Microsoft's 10.1-inch threshold for free access to viewing and editing features.

    The Office suite of apps on the iPad Air, iPad mini allow the viewing and editing documents for free, since their screen sizes are 9.7" and 7.9" respectively. This is the same for iPhone users.

    Office 365 Home costs $99.99 per year, or $9.99 per month, and includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets and 5 smartphones. Up to five subscribers also get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage and 60 Skype minutes of calling per month to mobile phones and landlines.

    Office 365 Personal is also available for $69.99 per year, or $6.99 per month, and includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access on 1 PC or Mac, 1 tablet and 1 smartphone. One subscriber also gets 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage and 60 Skype minutes of calling per month to mobile phones and landlines.

    The iPad Pro launches in November starting at $799 in the United States. What do you think about this? Were you planning to buy an iPad Pro and you are disappointed that you can't run Office apps on it for free? Leave your comment below and let us know.

    Source: ArsTechnica
     
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    I find this interesting, because it suggests that Microsoft knows something about the App Store than we don't. That it will be possible to have an iPad Pro only app.

    Of course, it could just mean that the Office apps will detect that they are on an iPad Pro, and behave differently, but I'm really hoping for the second. Giving developers the ability to create iPad Pro only apps would mean they could take full advantage of the new hardware. Something that is difficult to do if you also have to run on every iPad on the current iOS version, all the way back to the iPad 2.

    Another words, the iPad Pro might really get some Pro apps.

    While that won't mean much to most users, it could be the difference in wether the iPad Pro becomes just a bigger iPad, or truly ends up as a professional tool; better for some jobs than a traditional computer.
     
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    Русские тут есть


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