Trying out a product doesn’t necessarily mean that you like it, or use it regularly. This being said, we still have to report that Joe Belfiore, who is in charge of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Program Management, and oversees the platform’s design, was using an iPhone today to tweet from the TED 2014 conference.
A few minutes after the initial tweet - which included a photo of Bill and Melinda Gates speaking during TED - Joe Belfiore mentioned that “yes, it's an iPhone today”, because he’s “trying out iOS 7.1
As some of you may know, iOS 7.1 was released by Apple last week, so it makes sense for the head of a competing platform to see what it's all about. We’re pretty sure that Apple's iOS designers and developers will also rush out to test Windows Phone 8.1
once this is launched.
Unfortunately for us, Joe Belfiore will probably keep the thoughts on iOS 7.1 to himself and a handful of other Microsoft employees.