Wishful thinking from Almario Alexej Alcaraz on what Microsoft’s Office for iPad and iPhone will do for Apple’s stock price.
Like millions of iPad owners, I have been waiting for years for Microsoft to deliver its precious Office suite to the world’s best-selling tablet.
He’s the first I’ve read of any groundswell desire for Office on the iPad.
Apple is getting another helping hand from its old savior, Microsoft
The last helping hand was the Office on the Mac deal (and Microsoft investment) in 1997, shortly after Steve Jobs returned to Apple.
Whether at home or at work, Apple’s free document creation apps and other third-party solutions like Quickoffice Pro just don’t match up to the convenience of using industry-standard Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
For sheer numbers of users, no, but we’re talking about Office on the iPad and iPhone, not Office on the Mac.
A full-function Microsoft Office for the iPad can give Apple a solid boost in corporate sales.
Apple’s iPhone and iPad already own the smartphone and tablet market in business, and Office for iPad and iPhone will merely cement that position.
Microsoft is caught between a rock and a very, very hard, cold place.