Three months ago we heard a story claiming that Microsoft was working on a version of its Office suite for Apple’s iPad. A picture accompanying the rumor (above) sure looked how we might imagine the app would appear on a tablet, piquing our interest and suggesting there might be something to this news. While a company like Apple might have been content to let the rumors play their course, Microsoft decided to address the claims, first outright denying the picture’s legitimacy, but later retreating to a softer position where it claimed the news was based on “bad info”. Well, Microsoft might want to get its PR ducks in a row, because the rumors are back, this time saying we can expect both an iPad and an Android tablet version of Office sometime in November.
While there’s no new imagery available to accompany this claims, the source behind it reports that the version he’s seen, running on an iPad, looks just like what we saw before.
Beyond just tablets, there’s a chance the suite might support smaller devices, as well, a theory championed by the observation that the iPad version identifies itself as the iOS edition, rather than one specifically for Apple’s tablet. That might be reading too much between the lines, though, so keep your expectations in check until we see some more evidence.