During the release keynote of the Apple iPad, Apple debuted a completely new version of its popular iWork productivity suite. The new iWork included touch-screen versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote and will be available in the App Store for $9.99 each.
Apple currently offers iWork for its MacBook and iMac line of computers but also offers Microsoft Office for Mac available for purchase. With that being said, T3 reports that Microsoft Senior Product Manager Mike Tedesco revealed that Microsoft is looking to bring a version of Microsoft Office to the iPad.
The reveal was mentioned this week as Microsoft debuted a new version of Office for Mac 2011.
“Yeah, it’s something that we’re looking at,” said Microsoft’s Mike Tedesco, who is the Senior Product Manager for WindowsBU. “Obviously the announcement (of the iPad) is really fresh and there’s nothing to announce or nothing that I can talk to you about today.
As many users know, iWork has its set of pros and cons and Office actually works rather well on the Mac platform. If anything, bringing Office to the iPad will greatly increase the allure of the device.
The beauty of all this is that these comments from Microsoft come only a day after Bill Gates downplayed the iPad.
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