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
Member since:
2007-01-13

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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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by avgalen on Wed 27th Sep 2017 08:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Even in Apple's last remaining stronghold - the USA - Android has twice the market share.
Can you provide a source for this? I thought it was more like 55/45 than 66/33 nowadays

Every indication is that the iPhone 8 is not selling as well as expected.
I would be interested in a source for this, but especially in a source that says that Apples total iPhone sales are not as high as expected. Apple changed from selling only 1 "latest and greatest" device in the past to 2 sizes, to 2 sizes and an older model, to 2 sizes and several older models and an ultra-high model

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by Tony Swash on Wed 27th Sep 2017 08:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

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.


Usual nonsense. If you think iOS and Apple are in trouble you are delusional.

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RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by cranfordio on Wed 27th Sep 2017 13:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
cranfordio Member since:
2005-11-10

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


I think this would say otherwise, https://goo.gl/dU5Fyi

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