It has been a week since Microsoft brought Office to the iPad, and by the looks of it, the office suite has witnessed a warm welcome from the Apple iPad community. There have been 12 million downloads of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iPad, Microsoft has announced. Also Read - Microsoft buys developers of Fallout, Wolfenstein, Doom, Elder Scrolls ahead of Xbox salesAlso Read - Xbox Series X, Series S pre-orders in India starting September 22
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Office for iPad is free to download from the App Store and enables users to view compatible documents, spreadsheets and presentations. But in order to edit and create new files, an Office 365 subscription is required.
While the number of downloads is indeed very encouraging for the company, it is not clear how many of these downloads led to users buying Office 365 subscriptions.