What the …? As noted by The Verge, as part of the ordering process for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, buyers are given the option of adding a subscription for Office 365 — the only non-Apple accessory to appear in the order form. Apple should be pushing its own iWork apps (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) instead.
I guess Apple is trying to lure in business owners. At Monday’s “Let us loop you in” event, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, definitely pushed the iPad Pro line as a replacement for the estimated 600 million PCs in use around the world that are at least five years old.
That’s fine. But Apple needs to push its own products rather than Microsoft’s. And the company should make Windows-specific versions of the iWork products. If Apple wants folks to replace their PCs, why not encourage them to replace their Office products with their own software?