Using Microsoft Office apps on the iPad Pro will require an Office 365 subscription

Using Microsoft Office apps on the iPad Pro will require an Office 365 subscription

This weekend is all about the iPhone, but we do have a little bit of iPad news to share with you. With the iPad Pro launch now next on Apple’s slate of upcoming new products, Ars Technica has learned that Microsoft will require iPad Pro users to have an Office 365 subscription if they want to to be able to view and edit documents in Microsoft’s suite of Office apps.

The news might strike some as curious given that Microsoft lets iPhone and current iPad users view and edit Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents free of charge. Explaining why the iPad Pro warrants special treatment, Microsoft told Ars that the iPad Pro, on account of its 12.9-inch display, is not considered a “true mobile device.”

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