What you need to know
- Joanna Stern sat down with Satya Nadella to talk about Windows 11.
- During the interview, Nadella talked about bringing iMessage to Windows.
Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 to the world. After the virtual keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sat down with The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern to talk about the new version of Windows and what it means for consumers.
During the interview, Stern asked how Microsoft's platform rules differ from that of Apple's. Nadella was quick to point out that third-party apps receive first-class status on Windows, unlike those on Apple's own operating systems.
Nadella also talked about Window's support for the iPhone, saying that the company would welcome Apple to bring services such as iMessage to their desktop system.
Nadella's vision is clear: Windows is being made to be the operating system that welcomes all platforms, a big bet against the "walled garden" approach that Apple takes for its own software.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.