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Apple is already making money off Microsoft’s Office for iPad

28
Mar
2014

Microsoft on Wednesday finally announced the productivity suite many iPad owners have been looking to download for years and revealed that the apps in its Office for iPad suite will follow the freemium model used by many mobile apps. Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad are all available as free downloads from the App Store, but they’ll only allow users to view documents. In order to edit them as well – and Microsoft revealed during yesterday’s media event solid editing features for all three apps – users will need an active Office 365 subscription. It turns out that just like many free apps, Microsoft’s Office for iPad apps also come with in-app purchases that let users buy Office 365 Home for $99.99. Apple usually

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