iPhone supports Open XML


This is pretty cool. I already talked about how there is support for the open xml formats on the palmOS.

I was looking into the iPhone today and it looks like it has support not just for .doc, .xls, .pdf, and .html; but also has for .docx and .xlsx. Very cool!

I saw this in their product documentation: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iPhone_User_Guide.pdf

Comments (6)

  1. Kevin Daly says:

    That *is* pretty cool. That’s one of the more impressive iPhone-related bits of news I’ve seen.

    Let’s hope that support provides some incentive to add the same to Windows Mobile…

    I’m curious though…Is Open XML support already in OS X (and has it been effectively inherited by the iPhone)? …or conversely does this mean that it might be retrofitted to OS X?

    I’m very keen on everybody playing nicely together.

  2. jones206@hotmail.com says:

    I need to talk to my friends at Apple to be sure, but from what I’ve heard so far this is a viewer that is specific to the iPhone. I’m not sure when there will be OS X support…

    I’m not sure on the date, but I do know that the next version of Windows Mobile will have Open XML support. Hopefully that will be sooner, rather than later.

    It’s pretty cool to think about. We are only about 7 months out from when Ecma approved Open XML, and we already see a ton of different applications supporting it.

    -Brian

  3. hAl says:

    Mayby the iPhone uses a new version of textedit which supposedly is going to support ooxml files.

    http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2006/12/8702/

  4. I talked the other week about how the iPhone supports the Open XML formats . It’s pretty incredible to

  5. Dans la guéguerre qui opposent ceux qui souhaitent utiliser le format de documents et … ceux qui ne

  6. Doug Mahugh says:

    It’s been quite a year for those who have been blogging about the Open XML file formats. Here’s a look