Microsoft Office For iOS Coming Soon?

By Prarthito Maity | Dec 11, 2012 09:34 AM EST

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The Microsoft Office application for iOS-based devices has been in news for quite a while now. While the first details of the upcoming app arrived back in February, Microsoft was able to remain cagey with the details of the app and refused to release any details about it and now, per reports, more evidences have been revealed about the potential existence of the app.

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A few support pages on Microsoft’s website make clear references to an iOS version of the Office suite. Specifically, there have been mentions of “Office Mobile for iPhone”, “Excel for iPad,” and “PowerPoint for iPad”, which seems to verify the details that were reported in the past, that fans might be dealing with a group of separate apps rather than an all-in-one Office.

“One of such evidences,” a MacRumors report states “is a document addressing custom numeric formats in Excel. On the support site for the United States, the document is listed as applying to Excel 2013, while on the French support site it is incorrectly listed as applying to Excel for iPad. Searches for similar phrases throughout Microsoft's support site yield a number of other references, including "Excel for iPad", "PowerPoint for iPad", and "Office Mobile for iPhone".”

Also noted by Mac4ever, there are references to several Office for iOS applications and that they have begun creeping into Microsoft's support site. However they have been featured as product tags that appear to have been applied inappropriately to support articles.

This is a major development as far as an iOS-based Microsoft Office app is concerned after it was reported back in October that according to a press release prepared by Microsoft’s Czech division, Office 2013 will be coming to Android, iOS, and Symbian platforms.

At that time it was also stated that these mobile versions of Office will begin arriving in March 2013, although it wasn’t clear if every version of the app would be arriving at once, or if fans would see some mobile editions launch before others.

However, a U.S. spokesperson for Microsoft told The Verge that the company has not yet announced retail availability for the new Office. "We have said previously Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones, Android phones and iOS."

The company later issued a statement stating: “The information shared by our Czech subsidiary is not accurate. We do not have anything further to share at this time.”

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