Microsoft has announced today that Office for iPad now supports the ability to purchase a monthly subscription to Office 365 Personal or Home. You can now purchase the monthly subscription from within Word, Excel, or PowerPoint for iPad.
"As we continue to bring Microsoft Office to all platforms and devices, it’s important for customers to manage their Office 365 subscription -easily and on the go. You asked for more flexibility in signing up for Office 365 subscriptions on iPad. So starting today, you can buy a monthly subscription to Office 365 from within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad. You can choose between Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home. Office 365 Personal is designed to help individuals who want to use Office on one PC or Mac and one tablet, while Office 365 Home is for households with up to five PCs or Macs, plus five tablets," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
This in-app subscription option is intended for those who prefer flexibility of monthly payments. Those who have already purchased Office 365 Home for a year will continue with the same subscription. You can also switch to an annual subscription from your iPad, or via iTunes.
Office 365 Personal runs for $6.99 a month, while Office 365 Home runs for $9.99 a month. The Personal subscription also comes with 1TB of OneDrive storage per subscription, while the Home subscription comes with 1TB of storage for up to 5 users.