Rumors have been doing rounds on the web about a Microsoft Office for iPad app. In fact, The Daily has gone on to even present what it calls the ‘first glimpse’ of the app running on the tablet. According to The Daily’s Matt Hickey, he got to spend some time with a ‘working prototype’ of the app and that the app for the Office suite has the same metro-look that Microsoft seems focused on, of late. Microsoft, on the other hand, has debunked these claims as ‘based on inaccurate rumors and speculation.’
According to Matt, he was able to explore a bit of the ‘working prototype.’ He said, “Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be created and edited locally and online. But it’s unclear if Microsoft will support other Office apps at launch or at all.”
He went so far as to claim that the app may be released some time soon in the coming weeks but, thankfully, stopped shy of pinning an exact date for the launch. He did say, however, that the development of the app has been finalized, so we couldn’t be much farther from a possible release.
Microsoft, on the other hand, was quick to respond to these claims. In a statement by the company to The New York Times, Microsoft termed Matt’s story as “based on inaccurate rumors and speculation.” But the company didn’t provide any explanations as to what portion of the filed story was ‘inaccurate’, since from all that we know, Microsoft is indeed working on an Office app for iPad and it may hit the App Store some time soon.