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New Office for Mac to Come Next Spring, Office for iOS Not Arriving Until Fall 2014?

OfficelogoZDNet has shared a roadmap it received from a source who claims it is the timetable for Microsoft's plans for both the Mac and iOS versions of Office.

The map says a new version of Office for Mac will arrive in April 2014, while the long rumored Microsoft Office for iOS and Android will arrive next Autumn, in October 2014.
I do not know how old this purported roadmap is, but my contact indicated it was likely current as of the start of 2013. I asked Microsoft Office officials for comment on the alleged roadmap, but they declined to do so.
The most recent report, from this past December, suggested that Apple and Microsoft were in negotiations over revenue share as part of Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service that launched in January. Apple wants the standard 70/30 split in revenue that is part of its developer license agreement for every developer.

Microsoft itself has leaked references to Office Mobile for iPhone, Excel for iPad, and PowerPoint for iPad, making clear that Microsoft does have iOS versions in the works.

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21 months ago
I want an updated iWork!!!
Rating: 24 Votes
21 months ago
Office is becoming irrelevant. The iPad has flourished despite not having MS Office and that's an encouraging sign. The days of Microsoft software being a "must have" for success are over.

Today people just care about having some sort of import/export capability and are comfortable with non Microsoft solutions.
Rating: 22 Votes
21 months ago
Question is, when will Apple be good enough to give us an updated iWork?

And, yes, I do use it on my iPad. :)
Rating: 15 Votes
21 months ago
2014? Wow, that's only seven years later after the iPhone was introduced...
Rating: 14 Votes
21 months ago
2014 for iOS? Boy it's taking them a really long time. It should have been released a long time ago.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago
can't wait! i actually like ms office, but not their subscription service...
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

Office is becoming irrelevant.


No it isn't.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

It seems like it would be hard to get Office into an iPad App.. It must be for review purposes mostly. How often do you use Numbers or Pages on you iPad?


I use both regularly to run my business. They do (almost) everything I need so I don't even require MS Office anymore. I just wish that Apple would improve compatibility between the mac and iOS versions of iWork.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

Office is becoming irrelevant. The iPad has flourished despite not having MS Office and that's an encouraging sign. The days of Microsoft software being a "must have" for success are over.

Today people just care about having some sort of import/export capability and are comfortable with non Microsoft solutions.


I find that nearly impossible to believe. I know my business would seriously struggle without MS Office. It's not a matter of what we use, it's a matter of what everyone else uses. Virtually every document that is sent to us is a Microsoft Office document that simply does not work well with iWork.

Trading office for iWork would be like a commercial photographer deciding to use Gimp instead of Photoshop. Good for him, but good luck to trying to work with anyone outside of your own circle.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

Question is, when will Apple be good enough to give us an updated iWork?

And, yes, I do use it on my iPad. :)


1st June 4102.
Rating: 5 Votes

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