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

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[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by unclefester on Wed 27th Sep 2017 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
unclefester
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Android has gone from 0% to 90% of the smartphone market. Even in Apple's last remaining stronghold - the USA - Android has twice the market share.

Every indication is that the iPhone 8 is not selling as well as expected.

Apple should be terrified.

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