Microsoft's Office Suite finally embraced the iPhone on Friday with the introduction Office Mobile for iPhone. The app lets iPhone owners view and edit -- at least to a degree -- their Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in an iOS-native app, but only if they have an Office 365 subscription.
Microsoft is finally bringing its Office Suite apps to the iPhone, but only for Office 365 subscribers
The iPhone app will maintain document formatting and layout for files created on Mac or Windows, supports in-document commenting, uses Microsoft's SkyDrive online storage service to store and share files, supports file syncing between devices, and more.
You'll need a subscription to Office 365 (priced starting at US$99.99 a year) to use the iPhone app, and there isn't an iPad-native version available yet. Microsoft's official, and wonderfully elegant, name for the iPhone app is Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers. It's free and available at Apple's iTunes-based App Store.