Apple in Talks With Yahoo and Microsoft to Replace Google as Default iOS Search Engine

Apple in Talks With Yahoo and Microsoft to Replace Google as Default iOS Search Engine

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Apple's deal with Google, the one that makes it the default search engine on your iPhone, is set to expire next year, notes The Information. The site reports that rivals Microsoft and Yahoo are already pitching Apple SVP Eddy Cue on the idea of switching to their search engines as the default provider for mobile Safari.

Google has been the default search engine in Safari since 2007 and while it's still the best search engine, Apple has been trying to distance itself from Google products and services. It got rid of YouTube on iOS, ditched Google Maps, and most recently chose Bing as the default search provider for Siri and Yosemite's Spotlight. This would appear to give Microsoft a leg up on Yahoo; however, it would still be a big step to drop Google as Safari's default.

Notably, Yahoo has made some progress recently as well. It managed to become the default search engine in Firefox, getting the company to drop Google for at least the next five years.

Would it matter to you if Apple replaced Google as the default search engine in iOS? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Apple in Talks With Yahoo and Microsoft to Replace Google as Default iOS Search Engine
Really!!! - November 27, 2014 at 7:26pm
I quit Google for bing over a year a ago and haven't looked back. Doesn't matter what the default is; it just needs to have choice so everyone is happy. I will never make Google anything a choice for me.
odedo1 - November 27, 2014 at 2:09am
If you go to Settings then Safari you can right now choose Bing or Yahoo, so if we will still have the choice of Google it's fine by me.
Rogério Dentes - November 26, 2014 at 5:53pm
It's better they start them selfs making a goode search engine. No one will make search in yahoo or Bing, Google is the best search, and everyone who have apple whant or relly on a search engine of Apple ( A good one) or will be forever Google.
Nat - November 26, 2014 at 8:24pm
Apple search engine would be stunning. What I would love to see them do is for image search, draw what you're looking for and it uses the closest resemblance it can find even from YouTube videos or do that in video search and even include what site they are from.
Tejwant Sandhu - November 26, 2014 at 5:23pm
Google is a way better search engine. There is no comparison with Yahoo or Bing of Google. Google is miles ahead of other search engines.
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