Update (2/22): The Daily stands by its report and editors claim a Microsoft employee demo’ed the app for them. In response, a tweet from the Microsoft News twitter account claimed, “Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is giving them bad info, and that’ll be clear in the ‘coming weeks.'”
Update (2/20): Microsoft has responded to the report, claiming the photos are not of a real product. They declined to comment on whether or not they were working on an official Office app for iOS.
Late last year, we reported that the iPad would be receiving a version of Microsoft Office. Sources now claim that the app will soon be submitted to Apple for approval.
The team down at The Daily was able to get a hands-on with the app and was able to come away with a few things. According to their reports, the user interface is similar to the OneNote app, yet has hints of Metro, the UI found on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Also, Word, Excel and Powerpoint files can be created and edited locally and online.
There is no rumored release date for the app, but sources say the design team has wrapped up the project, signifying that Microsoft Office for iPad could be released in the coming weeks.
Read more about our initial report of Microsoft Office for iPad here.
Source: The Daily
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