The moment that millions of iPad loyalists have been waiting for is finally upon us.
According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Apple’s iPad is getting a touch-optimized Microsoft Office suite.
The outgoing Microsoft boss confirms that Office will, as long rumored, eventually land on iOS for iPad users.
“iPad will be picked up when there’s a touch first user interface,” Ballmer says.
According to The Verge, this touch first interface will land on the Windows version of Office first.
Microsoft teased touch-based versions of Office for Windows 8.1 earlier this year at the company’s Build developer conference. A special “Metro-style” version of PowerPoint was shown, but Microsoft refused to commit to a release date.
Ballmer says the touch first interface is now “in progress” but no time-frame for launch or pricing was confirmed.