Nadella's 'iPhone Pro' demonstrates just how pervasive Microsoft is on iOS

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella gave a hearty talk about the company's current and future plans at the recent Salesforce Dreamforce conference.

One humorous segment during his presentation is a useful demonstration of where the company is going. Specifically, Nadella showed what he calls an 'iPhone Pro', which is just a regular iPhone that happens to have all of Microsoft's software loaded on it. As it turns out, there are a lot of Microsoft apps much to the amusement of the audience.

Nadella highlights Sway, Skype, and Outlook as just a few examples of they are creating the best products and services even on competing platforms. Nadella even quoted as saying that this is what Microsoft "aspires to do".

Satya is also very quick to point out that this iPhone is not his phone, possibly avoiding some rebukes from die-hard Windows Phone fans.

Although it may come off as boasting, in fact, consumers have responded. Outlook on the iPhone is one of the top rated and most downloaded email clients available regardless if the user is in Gmail or Outlook. Such an exhibition naturally sets up the comparison to Microsoft's own mobile OS, which is barely holding on to its current low market share.

Microsoft plans to announce Windows 10 Mobile in October with two new flagship phones, giving them one more opportunity to convince users that the best experience is still on Windows.

Do you agree with Microsoft's near dominate presence on competing platforms? Will this help their image with the public? Share with us your thoughts!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.