Google is expected to remain the default search engine for the iPhone?
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Visibility to a host of consumers can seemingly become one of the main factors for a company to do what it takes to remain a viable force in the iPhone's journey with each incarnation we see. Google has long been the default search engine on the smartphone, but there have been talks of late that Bing could eventually supplant them in that prestigious placement. As the heated competition between Google and Apple continues to boil over in the smartphone market, it was speculated that the search giant was paying Apple $100 million to be the default search engine on their handsets – while at the same time, Yahoo is also offered as an alternative on the handset. Microsoft's presence on the handset is pretty much non-existent, but sources close to the matter revealed that there were talks between Apple and Microsoft on bringing aboard Bing search onto the handset. Moreover, there is no definite word whether or not an actual deal will come to fruition at this point – so it may look like Google will still stay close to heart on the iPhone. It'll be interesting to see how Android's persistence in catching the iPhone will pan out for their current partnership, but Microsoft's foray with Windows Phone 7 could surely give a boost for Bing. Ultimately, one would be left to imagine that a neutral position can be seen with Yahoo, but we'll see how things play out as we head into WWDC.