“A rumor that Microsoft is releasing an iPad version of its Office software was all over the Web on Tuesday,” Brian X. Chen reports for The New York Times. “But Microsoft says it’s just not true.”

“The buzz was kicked off by an article in The Daily, an iPad-based news publication,” Chen reports. “It said that a Microsoft Office app for the iPad would soon be submitted to Apple for approval and could be released in ‘the coming weeks.'”

Chen reports, “A Microsoft spokeswoman issued this statement: ‘The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. We have no further comment.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Chen is wrong: Nowhere does Microsoft say “it’s just not true.” Microsoft’s statement is a classic non-denial denial and just does not say that Office for iPad won’t be submitted to Apple for approval in the coming weeks.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Rainy Day” for the heads up.]

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