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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Bing isn't bad
by zlynx on Tue 26th Sep 2017 15:38 UTC
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I use Bing and Edge on my Surface tablet. Just because I want to keep trying other options than Firefox and Google.

Bing is surprisingly good for what people say about it. I could use it for all my searching and it would be good enough.

Maybe as someone else said, it's only good in the US. But it is good.

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RE: Bing isn't bad
by Sidux on Tue 26th Sep 2017 16:12 in reply to "Bing isn't bad"
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Billions paid by Google to have this set as default.
Bing was added back when Apple was trying hard to get rid of everything Google under iOS umbrela.

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