In what may be good news for Apple’s iWork apps, Microsoft has no plans to make Office products for the iPad, Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft’s business division, told “Bloomberg” (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&tkr=AAPL%3AUS&sid=auKD3w1mOXrs).. At least not yet.
Elop said the company would take a “wait and see” approach to tailoring software for the iPad, which goes on sale on April 3. “We never say never, but we have no current plans” to develop a version of Office for the Apple iPad, he added.
An iPad edition of Office would likely be built by a unit within Microsoft’s consumer business that creates versions of Office that work with Apple’s Macintosh personal computers. Kristen Woody, a spokesman for that unit, told “Bloomberg” it “doesn’t have anything to share at this time.”