It was one of the worst kept secrets in all of mobile technology. But on Wednesday, Microsoft confirmed that it’s ubiquitous Office suite is coming to iOS next March as widely rumored throughout 2012.
According to information obtained Wednesday by The Verge, Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek has confirmed this looming reality.
Speaking at a press event in the Czech Republic earlier today, Bobek told Czech site IHNED that native apps will be made available from March 2013.
“In addition to Windows, Office will be also available on other operating systems, Windows Phone, Windows RT, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Symbian,” Microsoft allegedly revealed in a press release.
The announcement, however, goes on to mention that Office 2013 will be made available to businesses in December of this year.
A US representative for Microsoft will only confess for now that: “We have said previously Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones, Android phones and iOS.”