If you want to use your iPad for more than just Angry Birds and surfing the web, rumor has it that Microsoft will be submitting an iPad version of Microsoft Office for Apple’s approval in the next few weeks.
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.
Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be created and edited locally and online. But it’s unclear if Microsoft will support other Office apps at launch or at all.
Sources close to the matter also commented that an Android version of Office is not in the works, and that an updated OneNote iOS app will also be released to reflect the Metro design language.
An exact launch date is unknown, but the design team has since wrapped up the project, meaning it could be released in the coming weeks.