Apple may fully abandon Google in favor of Bing or Yahoo search in Safari

Apple may fully abandon Google in favor of Bing or Yahoo search in Safari
It is no secret that Apple has been trying to move away from Google integration in its products for a while now. The first move was to introduce Siri, which used services like Wolfram Alpha and Yelp for as much as it could, before defaulting to Google. Then, Apple removed YouTube and Google Maps from iOS in favor of its own maps app, and replaced Google with Bing search for Siri. Now, word has it that Apple might be planning to leave Google behind in Safari as well.

A new report from The Information notes that the latest deal to use Google as the default search engine in Safari is set to expire in 2015; and, Microsoft and Yahoo have each been reaching out to Apple about becoming the new default for Safari. Supposedly, both companies have already made pitches to Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, about becoming the default search engine for Safari. 

Based on history, it appears as though Microsoft may have a bit of an advantage, because it has already made deals with Apple to get Bing to be the search engine for Siri as well as Spotlight. Of course, it should also be noted that it is possible for Apple to continue using Google search as the default in Safari. Just because the deal is expiring and others want to take over the services doesn't mean it will happen. Although, this would be another pretty big hit to Google after Firefox also recently decided to replace Google search as the default in its browser. 

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71 Comments

1. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Apples been saying this for years they can't though cause it will piss off too many of its users that prefer Google services

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Not really. Most people can't differenate Bing or Yahoo from Google search or are too lazy to change default settings. Most iPhone users are generally not as tech savvy like Android users. The problem is that Yahoo sucks and Bing is a USA-centric search engine that will not bode well for overseas iPhone users. Apple is better off with DuckDuckGo that uses Google search, but does not give data to Google. Your statement may have been the case for Apple replacing Google Maps but its improved to the point where people don't bother to switch anymore.

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You really need to get off the,"most Apple users aren't tech as tech savvy" crap. This is absolute BS. You just have a hard time realizing everybody do not want to hack and tweak their phones. I probably know more about tech than you do and I love my 6 plus. Besides, it does not take a tech savvy person to know how to change the settings.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Plus one for the truth. This guy is obviously a butter.

24. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Faildude

44. TBomb

Posts: 1579; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I agree with Tziggy... Think about it.... any adult (35+) who has a smartphone (generally) has an iphone because its "easier to use" and they "dont understand how android works" Android gives the ability to customize and do whatever you want with it for the most part. People like it because of this and because they are "tech savvy" and play around with the settings, rooting, launchers, etc. So.... assuming that is true, it is safe to assume that 50.00000001% of the iphone population is owned by someone who isn't tech savvy and less than 50% of the android population is tech savvy making his statement true. Don't be a hater because he made a generalization and you didn't fit into it. There are exceptions everywhere. and quite frankly, you should be happy you weren't part of it. he wasn't talking about you.

60. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You tech savvy? Lol good one...

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's the dumbest post I've read in a while. "Most iPhone users are generally not as tech savvy like Android users", get a grip dude, yes we are. Some of us, like myself, also use Android. That said, I prefer Google, since I'm tech savvy enough to change the search engine, and have used Bing and Yahoo.

13. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

That wasn't a dumb thing to say at all. MOST apple users aren't tech savvy. Just cause you two piped up on a phone site doesn't make apple users tech savvy. He said 'most' and he's right. But then most android users aren't either. I would say that the majority of phone geeks go for android though as it offers far more to them then the closed off apple

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your post is dumb also, cause he doesn't know most Apple users. He's being a dumb fanboy, and we already know you're one.

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I do think wando has a small point though. Most smartphone users in general aren't that tech savvy. On either iOS or Android. With so many smartphone users (1.5 to 2 billion), chances are they are not tech savvy. But you are right that you don't need to be to make some changes in the settings.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Rebel, good point, but we both know his goal was to insult iOS users.

34. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True and that is dumb indeed :)

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Always trying to start a flame war bro.

64. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You're actually quiet wrong there pal. I don't know most apple users that's obvious BUT....... of the ones I do know, not one of them are tech savvy. And most of the android users I know also AREN'T tech savvy. Of the few people that do know anything about phones that I PERSONALLY know though they are all android users. Which is basically what I said earlier. It's cool how you pretty much read it how you wanted to se it and then turned the thread to talking about your weak ass lifting achievements

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mad bro?

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ditto. I use both. I just prefer ios more because of it's simplicity and optimization.

17. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Which android phone you got??

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Closed minded android fanboys like those two, will neve experience the joy of both worlds. They're too busy taking other people's words, to avoid ios.

20. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Ha were the closed minded ones when you jump at any chance to defend your iFruit and only act like you give a sh*t about Android. He even said most Android users aren't tech savy either and you still attacked him. How pathetic are you?

53. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

What about someone who couldn't afford one? I am using an entry level Sony Xperia Tipo Dual for 1.5 years Selling it as used well get me as near as no money at all And all used iPhone are either too expensive or in a terrible condition that they are practically Unusable Am I considered as close minded now? *from Egypt where everything is overpriced

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mxy please take out the trash, that is post 20. He's on my (waste of time to respond to list). Please and thank you, I don't deal with racists.

30. wlecome

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Do you even Squat?

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I go no higher than 315 for 10 reps. I can do more, but don't wanna wear out my knees. I only go to parallel. How about you?

39. wlecome

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

275 8-12 reps depends how I feel that day. I love the first set and my 3 other sets i hate them

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn good, that's also a good growth zone too. If you don't already do it....wrap wrap wrap, and wear a belt bro. I learned the hard way. Lifting rocks!!!

42. wlecome

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Im not in the belt thing, I found out that it limits my core to growth. The wraps is a good thing. +1 for your 315 ;)

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Anyone that calls their mid section their core, lifts. +1

54. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Easy on the weight. You'll get more using 200-250 and NOT going past 90 degrees on your knees. How do I know? I used to do 435 when I was 18 (more than 30 years ago) and all I have to show for it is 5 knee operations, no meniscus on my right knee and a torn ACL & MCL on my left knee, fixed of course. Squats have been eliminated from Armed Services PFT Standards due to blown out knees. Just some wisdom from an old fart with a few miles on the clock.

68. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good advice. A blown disc while doing heavy deads got me to wearing a belt. Gym battle scars lol

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