NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Can it be true? Microsoft ( MSFT) has created an Office mobile app for Apple ( AAPL) devices, TheStreet's Debra Borchardt said Friday.
There have been rumors such an announcement of an Office app for iOS devices was coming for three years now. But the app is only available for the iPhone and iPod. It can be downloaded to the iPad but, according to Borchardt, the resolution quality is quite low since it is intended for smaller screens. Users will also need the updated version of iOS 6.1 as well as an Office 365 subscription in order for the app to work. Borchardt said this may come in handy for the many people who use Windows at work and iPhones outside the office. Borchardt added this move, in effect, kills the recent Microsoft ad portraying Apple's iPad as being unable to run spreadsheet or PowerPoint applications. However, Microsoft needed to move into mobile somehow because its own products haven't exactly taken the world by storm, she said. -- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich. Follow @traderboy23