Microsoft job posting hints at Office coming to iOS

Ian Hardy

July 24, 2012 7:24am


Microsoft has been rumoured to be bringing their Office suite of products to both iOS and Android. A picture of the boot-up animation on the iPad surfaced online, but Microsoft was quick to call it a fake. Then the next round of rumours started again as sources stated that Microsoft will go live with Office for tablets on both iOS and Android this coming November. Now, according to a Microsoft job posting, the company is looking to hire a Software Development Engineer to work with the Office for Mac team to help with the “design, implementation, testing of new feature work to be part of Microsoft’s next move on the Mac and on iOS.”

This is far from confirmation that the Office for iOS app is in the works or even coming, but it’s really just a matter of time now.

Source Microsoft
Via: 9to5Mac

  • superfly

    Stupid idea.. ..just keep office on the surface tablets. Why give the competition the only thing unique about your brand. Crazy

    • Hemies

      i just applied to the job and they called me for it! wish me luck folks!

  • Richard

    Microsoft has a lot more about it’s company that’s unique than Apple has: Server, it’s entire Dynamics line,.Net, it’s ECM practice (SharePoint), Xbox…… And that’s just to name a few.

    Putting the most widely used office app on iOS just helps them broaden their market that much more.

  • BB

    i agree microsoft will make a crap load of money from putting it on ios and android, but i would leave it on microsoft tablet and try get some of the market first and then give to apple.

  • Rio

    Dont forget, Microsoft is a Software company not hardware.

    Also if they can provide a decent mobile word editor, that would be amazing. Right now Pages on iOS is awesome but is limited by compatibility with commonly used word

    • BB

      I know they are software, but don’t forget they are also trying to gain marketshare and giving apple microsoft office will not help users by microsoft tablets.

  • Netguru

    This is a very smart idea for Microsoft for several reasons:
    1) It supports their Mac users who also use iPhones and iPads;
    2) Porting Office to iOS and Android will yield huge sales volumes and profits;
    3) Getting Android and iOS users onto Office will also make anyone thinking about switching to Surface and/or WP8 more comfortable doing so.

  • shoo

    can’t wait to pirate this!

    • Theywillbepissed

      Go to hell

  • Apple Sales Guy

    Microsoft,

    Sometimes it is tough to admit that ios rocks your socks. But by swallowing your pride, and expanding onto ios, the worlds greatest mobile platform; it will only help you make more money and reach a higher level of success (just not as much as Apple)

    ;)