Microsoft should consider Steve Ballmer for the job.
1. He is a favorite of Microsoft employees.
2. He can speak fluently about the company's many divergent product lines.
Why would iOS write apps for a tiny fraction of their installed base?
Apple has the same problem moving devs forward as Microsoft does with Windows 8.
"Windows 8.1 “Blue” also differs from Windows Phone in some key ways, and some of those differences are being amplified in the new release."
How do you know? Have you seen Windows Phone...