Apple markets the iPad as a business productivity tool using Microsoft Office
In its mailer, Apple pointed out that its iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) comes free with the purchase of a new iPad. Using iCloud, Apple says that consumers can start a project using an iPad, and finish it on a Mac. Apple also showed off Microsoft Office for iPad, which is a collection of three freemium apps: Excel (spreadsheet), Powerpoint (presentations) and Word (documents). To really get the full use out of Office for iPad, you need to have a subscription to Office 365.
The long awaited demand for the iPad version of Microsoft Office, led to 27 million downloads of the combined Excel, Word and Powerpoint apps in just 46 days after its initial launch.