The Daily Rejects Microsoft’s Denial on “Office for iPad”, Posts Another Photo!
We have earlier reported that Microsoft is almost ready to launch “MS Office for iPad” as the company is going to submit this app to Apple for App Store approval. We picked this story from The Daily which posted a photo in this regard with the claim that they had experience MS Office suite running on an iPad tablet, but Microsoft straightly denied this news by saying that the story/photo was self fabricated and formulated on the basis of some speculations and rumors. Microsoft denied all this by contacting with the New York Times and ZDNet.
Now, The Daily responds to Microsoft’s denial of iPad version of their Office suite and insists that their news was quite accurate. The site has posted another photo in support of their claim too.
Let’s read what NYT and ZDNet describe in their posts on the story revealed by The Daily about “MS Office for iPad”.
The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. We have no further comment.
A Microsoft spokesperson said the screen shot accompanying The Daily’s story is not a picture of a real Microsoft software product. But the spokesperson also said Microsoft is declining to comment as to whether or not the company has developed a version of Office for the iPad and/or when such a product may come to market.
Here’s another photo of MS Office installed on an iPad provided by The Daily with a note for ZDNet insisting that their story/photo was not fabricated one at all,instead, it was an accurate and real.
@maryjofoley we did not fabricate either image. A working version of the app was demoed to us by someone at Microsoft.
Peter Ha of The Daily has also pushed out a striking tweet with knocking comments; Microsoft seems upset and looks unpleased on our exclusively breaking news.
If @Microsoft is pissed about what we published today on @Office for iPad, they likely won’t be happy with our follow up.
On the other hand Microsoft responded to The Daily through their official twitter account and said that they are actually getting some bad news from their unreliable source;
Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is giving them bad info, and that’ll be clear in the “coming weeks.”
We think, the whole story has a lot of interesting stuff for the techies, and the next few weeks would be highly important for all of our readers, for The Daily and for the Microsoft, to know whether “MS Office for iPad” is coming soon or ….the story was a real buzz by The Daily to gain some visitors.
Via: 9to5MacApple, iPad, Microsoft