Microsoft might be in denial, but the Daily sure thinks it saw the Office iPad App [another screenshot]
February 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm
Microsoft attempted to kibosh the news surrounding its Microsoft Office app for the iPad started by The Daily earlier today. It told The New York Times:
“The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. We have no further comment.”
It also told Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet:
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.
A Microsoft employee released a third statement to the MacObserver:
Danell Arvberger, Sr. Category Manager – Office for Mac, said, “Interesting, this is the first I’ve heard of it. Thanks for sharing the article. If I find anything out and able to share I will let you know.”
It sounds like Microsoft is doing a non-denial denial. But wait, Hickey has more:
Peter Ha responded to Mary Jo Foley that not only is the above screenshot from the Microsoft Office iPad app, but it was shown to them by someone at Microsoft.
@maryjofoley we did not fabricate either image. A working version of the app was demoed to us by someone at Microsoft.
Peter Ha (@ThePeterHa) February 21, 2012
What’s going on here? Any takers?