Microsoft Office for iOS Gets Detailed [Images]

Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:24pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 36102 views

Microsoft does plan to release Office for the iPhone and iPad in early 2013, according to new details posted online by The Verge.

Office Mobile will debut in the form of free apps that allow Android and iOS users to view Microsoft Office documents on the move. Like the existing SkyDrive and OneNote apps, Office Mobile will require a Microsoft account. On first launch, a Microsoft account will provide access to the basic viewing functionality in the apps. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents will all be supported, and edit functionality can be enabled with an Office 365 subscription.

Microsoft will allow iOS users to purchase an Office 365 subscription within the app, or let organizations distribute codes to enable Office Mobile editing for users. The apps will allow for basic editing, but we're told this won't go very far in attempting to replace regular full use of a desktop Office version.


Office Mobile for iOS is said to arrive in late February or early March. The Android version is expected in May.

When the site asked Microsoft to comment about the story, the company said, "Office will work across Windows Phone, iOS and Android."

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JustMakeSense - November 8, 2012 at 4:28am
Second time I've seen you saying this - find a different site; better yet, since you clearly have more up to date news and obviously the ability to create your own site, please feel free to so.
matrixmaniac - November 7, 2012 at 9:53pm
Requires MS account? SUBSCRIPTION? Office 365?? OMG! Microsoft's brain turns more and more micro and soft... I really don't want to deal with them anymore and for most parts I think I don't have to. Just Excel has no real alternative yet...
Naumene - November 8, 2012 at 6:21am
Excel!!! Isn't that enough for you to deal with them? :)
Naumene - November 8, 2012 at 6:21am
Excel!!! Isn't that enough for you to deal with them? :)
Cameron Farzaneh - November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm
Seems legit.
odedo1 - November 7, 2012 at 5:40pm
I already got office on both my iPhone and my iPad, infect I pretty much turn my devices into laptops when I feel like which gives me one Tera byte of memory using 2 Apps one is Orb Live which is more for multimedia I can watch movies, my cable TV live and listen to all my music and much much more from all over the world. The second App that I use is Splashtop which let me use window just like if the PC was in front of me but instead of using a mouse it turns my Pc to touch screen on my iPhone and my iPad and this App also works from all over the world also both Apps let me wake up my PC log in or out and because I got Splashtop and Splashtop HD before they started to use their own servers I don't have to pay a yearly fee which I think is not much and worth it! I also found that Apple Pages App is a great word processor for both iPhone and iPad and it's $5.
petertech - November 17, 2012 at 2:54am
petertech - November 17, 2012 at 2:57am
this is a great ios and microsoft have a great tool to get the detailsgood laptops
EZ - November 7, 2012 at 3:41pm
Not iPhone 5 screen compatible?
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