Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2017 10:08 UTC

Consistency is Apple's main motivation given for switching the results from Microsoft's Bing to Google in these cases. Safari on Mac and iOS already currently use Google search as the default provider, thanks to a deal worth billions to Apple (and Google) over the last decade. This change will now mirror those results when Siri, the iOS Search bar or Spotlight is used.

"Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari," reads an Apple statement sent this morning. "We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible."

Interesting move. The only logical move, of course - Bing is terrible - but still interesting if you look at the relationship between Apple and Google.

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RE: about time,
by darknexus on Tue 26th Sep 2017 18:57 UTC in reply to "about time,"
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Bing is terrible, i know Google like to collect data but i would love for apple to throw out Apple maps and replace this with google maps.

Lol, fat chance. That would, quite literally, be an exact turn-around if they did. Not to say I don't wish the same sometimes, but I doubt it's likely.

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