updated 06:41 pm EDT, Mon March 17, 2014
Office for iPad said to allow document creation and editing, require Office 365 subscription
On the same day as Microsoft released its official version of OneNote for the Mac, reports are flying that Microsoft will finally release the long-awaited Microsoft Office for iPad on March 27. Rumors say that the iPad release will be similar to the current Office for Mobile that exists on the iPhone, adding full document and editing support but requiring a subscription to Office 365, Microsoft's subscription-based web version of Office.
ZDNet is reporting that existing Microsoft Office 365 licenses (which currently only include tablet support for Windows tablets) will automatically be expanded to include iPad, including the just-announced new Personal Edition subscription. The forthcoming Office for iPad is expected to also tie in to other Microsoft services, including OneDrive and Skype. Microsoft has also recently reassured users that a new version of Office for Mac will be coming later this year.
Apple planning to open a second, Asian-oriented Istanbul Apple Store?
A Turkish website is reporting that Apple, having only recently announced its first official Apple Store in the country opening next month, is planning a second Apple Store for the capital city -- this time on the Asian side of town. Construction may have already begun, with familiar black cladding appearing in a space in the Akasya shopping mall.
Allegedly, Apple is planning to open a total of four stores in Turkey by the end of 2015. The first store's opening on the European side of Istanbul is said to feature the presence of both Turkish President Abdullah Güll and Apple CEO Tim Cook. The company is also talking to Turkey about a potential $4 billion deal to supply iPads to much of Turkey's student population in an effort to further advance the country's infrastructure and development.