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Microsoft is unclear about Office for iPad leak

Posted: , by Michael H.


Microsoft is unclear about Office for iPad leak
Okay, maybe "unclear" isn't quite the right word, but Microsoft is being somewhat cagey and elusive about this story. Earlier today, we told you about a leaked image which seemed to show a build of Microsoft Office for the iPad. The image looked believable enough, because as we pointed out, the visual style looks quite a bit like the OneNote app that Microsoft released for the iPad not too long ago. 

Microsoft has come out and denied that the leaked images are real. In talking to the New York Times, a Microsoft spokesperson said, "The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation." And, Microsoft also told ZDNet that the image is fake. Some would say that this would wrap up the story without trouble, but the thing is that just because the image is fake doesn't mean that Office for the iPad is fake. 

Microsoft never specifically denied that Office for the iPad was in the works, which does mean a lot coming from the tech giant. So, we wouldn't be surprised if Office for the iPad made an official appearance soon enough.

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posted on 21 Feb 2012, 14:50 4

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Usually Microsoft doesn't comment on speculations and rumors. But if they say it is fake I believe it's probably true.

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 14:50 7

2. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)

As long as they make Windows 8 on ARM (or tablet PC's) as optimized and fluid as the experience on Windows Phone, I still see no reason for me to buy an iPad :) iPad is the beast among tablets, but it's still just a crippled (mobile) OS, not the whole experience. I want the real deal, I want Windows 8. So ... I'll get my Office anyway ;)

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 15:06 3

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

i want my windows 8 tablet

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 17:08 1

8. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Technically you can get it right now. Buy a Win7 tablet and install the Win8 beta that I'm typing on right now

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 17:12 1

10. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

payday thursday hope i can wait till then lol

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 15:41 3

4. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)

I don't see this happening. The iPad is the antithesis of the PC, and Office is the meat and bones of a Windows PC. If MS revamps Office to work well without a mouse & hot keys, it would drive more people away from the PC. So, they might get $150 for a version of iPad Office, but they would probably lose as much or more on the PC side. Also, who is ready to pay $150 for a mouseless, mono-tasking version of Office on a tablet?

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 15:46 3

5. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)

iPhreaks. Double the price for anything available anywhere for any other OS, slap it on iOS, and they buy it in droves. I need to patent and copyright iPhreaks, BTW

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 17:11 2

9. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Too late, Apple beat you to the punch

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 15:57 1

6. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

cant wait to have a windows 8 tablet

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 16:06 1

7. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

No doubt it is fake but as with all things apple just a sniff of something or rumour builds months of ifan frenzy,mass periods of ifan drooling lead to mass population dehydration and ultimately the end result of dissapointment when what they thought it would or could be will never actually exist.

posted on 21 Feb 2012, 19:09

11. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

i would replace disappointment with denial in your post. lol.

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 13:20

12. soulzero (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)

If this App is real then Microsoft would cripple any chances that Windows 8 tablets would have against iPad...

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