Earlier this month, Apple introduced the gigantic iPad Pro which aim to boost the productivity of users, by offering them an array of features and Office 365 subscription to manage documents, excel files and presentations.
Office apps are available as a free download in the app store, but if you want to edit Office files on your iPad Pro, you need an Office 365 subscription.
Office apps on the iPads are totally free and allow users to view and edit documents, however, the case with the iPad Pro is different as it requires an active Office 365 subscription if you want those features on the iPad Pro, according to a new report from Arstechnica. The publication also contacted Microsoft, and they confirmed about the subscription requirement for the bigger device.
The publication cited Microsoft’s terms of service for Android and Metro Apps stating that devices below 10.1-inches are defined as true mobile devices, and the core features of the Office apps are free for them. If its bigger, Microsoft wants users to purchase the Office 365 subscription, especially if you want to make use of the editing features on the 12.9-inch device. The subscription starts at $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
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Source: ArstechnicaFiled Under: Apple iPad, Top News