The Daily reports that Office Suite for iPad has been submitted to the App Store for review and could be released in the coming weeks. Not only they have the news about its release, but they have even gone hands-on with the app itself. The Daily has posted an exclusive image of this upcoming app running on an iPad 2. The app looks very much like the current OneNote app for iOS, and also has a taste of Microsoft’s new Metro UI.
The Daily writes
A brief hands-on with a working prototype of the software revealed a number of new things. The app’s user interface is similar to the current OneNote app, but it has hints of Metro, the new design language that can be seen in Windows Phone and in the as-yet-released Windows 8 desktop operating system.
Right now Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files can be created and edited with the app online or locally, but it is unclear whether Microsoft will add support for other Office apps or not.
Microsoft is also said to be working on OneNote app for iOS, and will release the update soon that will bring Metro UI to the app.
Update: Microsoft has officially denied this report by The Daily saying that someone is giving them bad info. They tweeted
Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is giving them bad info, and that’ll be clear in the “coming weeks.”
— Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) February 21, 2012
On the other hand, The Daily has said that the info was given to them by someone who works at Microsoft.
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