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At this point, it's almost a comedy of errors: Why does Microsoft have an Office app for iPhone but nothing for the iPad? Apparently it's on the way, but first the company is giving the touch treatment to Windows.
The Verge reported Tuesday that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has finally confirmed the existence of an iPad version of the company's iconic Office product — but you can't have it until the Windows version gets all touchy feely.
Speaking at the Gartner Symposium ITXPO in Orlando, Florida yesterday, Ballmer remarked about a "touch-first interface" for Microsoft Office which is "in progress" and will make its debut on the company's Windows devices.
Referring to that massive elephant in the room, the outgoing CEO then confirmed that the "iPad will be picked up when...there's a touch-first user interface."
Never mind the fact that Microsoft has been teasing a touch-based version of Office since the unveiling of Windows 8.1 earlier this year, although little else has been said about it. Windows 8.1 and the company's latest Surface 2 tablets will arrive later this month…maybe with a touch-based Office in tow?
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