Originally Posted by fjtorres
At this point, I seriously doubt it.
Putting office on iOS would open the corporate market to iPad, which is the main thing MS wants Surface RT to block.
According to the rumors, iOS would get, basically, a subscription to office365, while the surface would come with an actual app. Although there appears to be an issue with the subscription price, with Apple wanting its usual 30% cut and MS wanting a discount. So it may amount to nothing for that reason.
But I'm not surprised that MS is interested in bringing Office to tablets; they are already in the workplace, and MS wants to be careful not to undercut its existing and lucrative Office business by putting all of its chips on a bet on the surface.
Plus, if the only think Surface had over existing tablets was the ability to run office, it would be doomed already.