One surprising revelation when the iPad Air was announced was its use of the same A7 chip that powers the iPhone 5S.
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Much attention and media coverage has been heaped on the new iPad Air that Apple unveiled last week, as with the company's decision to offer its iWork software for free to customers who buy a new iOS device. As expected, this prompted talk that the move will directly hurt Microsoft's lucrative Office franchise--or cause users who are on the fence to make a switch to the iPad.
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Microsoft is overhauling its Yammer enterprise social networking platform, rolling out a retooled version for Apple's iPad tablet and expanding functionality across its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems.
MetaMoJi is rolling out Share Anytime: a collaborative whiteboard application optimized for Apple's iPad tablet.
Revel Systems is bolstering its point-of-sale solution for Apple's iPad by adding support for PayPal's mobile commerce capabilities.
An iPad equipped with Apple's new 64-bit A7 processor could further hurt the PC market by making inroads into businesses.
Microsoft has announced plans to build a touch-optimized native version of its signature Office productivity suite integrating support for Apple's iPad tablet, but Redmond may have waited too long to capitalize on the iPad opportunity.