Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer downplays the imminent arrival of iOS-compatible Office software.
One of the great drawbacks to being an iPad user is the lack of a good word processing app in the Apple ecosystem. (Emphasis here on good: although there are a scattering of word processing apps available for the iPad, most of them fall somewhere between middling to just plain poor.) Which is why back in November, we got so excited about the prospect that Microsoft would finally release an iOS version of Office.
And it's why we're so disappointed that the whole thing now looks increasing far-off. Speaking this week to Businessweek, Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, expressed happiness with the status quo: Office for PCs and Macs, but not for Apple iPads and iPhones.