iOS users have been hoping for the day Microsoft releases a version of its suite of Office applications onto the platform as being able to create and edit Word documents is still a bit of a chore, but it looks like the company has just pulled the switch today as Microsoft Office is now available on iOS.
Rumors and speculation have been surrounding the iOS version of Microsoft Office for several months, which is why we found it strange to see it pop up out of nowhere and without Microsoft making a big deal of its availability. Regardless of Microsoft’s inability to be excited for the product, Microsoft Office is, in fact, available on iOS and requires an Office 365 subscription in order to use it.
Microsoft Office for iOS allows you to create Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents from scratch, while also allowing users to view and edit any of these documents from their iOS device. Currently, the app is only limited to U.S. iPhone and iPod Touch users running at least iOS 6.1, so iPad owners will just have to wait a little bit longer in order to be able to get their Microsoft Word on.