Questions remain, of course: Will we see Microsoft roll out other native Office apps for iPhone beyond OneNote? How about OneNote (or other Office apps) on mobile platforms other than iOS? Microsoft won't say right now, but the company is hinting strongly that it wants to bring Office to as many people as possible, regardless of device or platform, as noted by Microsoft's corporate vice president for Office Takeshi Numoto in a blog post announcing OneNote for iOS: "Whether it's on a PC or Mac, a mobile phone, or online through the Office Web Apps on multiple browsers, we continue to bring Office to the devices, platforms, and operating systems our customers are using. It should be about the ideas and information, not the device, right?"
The app is available now, free for the time being, in the iTunes App Store.
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