July 23, 2002 @ 12:07 am (EST) — posted by Alexandros Roussos (Software)
Apple preparing war against Microsoft with Office compatible suite.

As many sites have already noticed, Apple is very aggressive with Microsoft since last year and some executives at Microsoft are fed up with Apple’s moves. It seems that Apple doesn’t want to depend on Microsoft’s Mac products strategy any longer. That’s why it has released a lot of software that is competitive with Microsoft products, one of them is iSync which allows Mac users to synchronize their Palm as well as other devices with their Mac.

So what’s next ? Many people are wondering what Apple plans to do with AppleWorks, which hasn’t been considerably updated for a while. Apple has actually a new AppleWorks suite under development and this time the upgrade will be huge!

According to sources who have some inside information on the development of AppleWorks, the new suite may even include transparent compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Some sources even told us that Apple may give a new name to AppleWorks and that this new name could be something like Mac Office, Apple Office, iOffice, iWorks or similar. A name like this should allow PC users not to get lost in case Microsoft discontinues its products for the Mac, while Microsoft won’t be able to sue Apple for using it because it’s a general word and no one can register it as a brand. One source mentioned a separate applications possibility: iWord, iCalc and iPresent.

This new release of… let’s call it iOffice, will probably be available in two versions. A basic free version that will be shipped with every Mac, and a professional edition for users who need more advanced features. The professional edition should have as many features as Microsoft Office. By acting this way, Apple is either going to cut relations with Microsoft or stimulate the software giant to make even better software for the Mac. But who can actually make the best software for the Mac? Who makes the killer iAppz that have no counterpart in the Windows world? If Apple makes it’s next Office suite a killer application like iTunes or iMovie, then Microsoft will have a big problem, they’ll definitely have to make a choice: doing better than Apple or giving up.

Don’t hesitate to drop a mail here if you know more.


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