If Apple had a search engine would you use it, and what will it be called?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, May 24, 2010.

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So what will it be?

  1. iSearch

    21 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. Finder

    10 vote(s)
    16.1%
  3. Finder search

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. Apple Search

    5 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. I will use it!

    13 vote(s)
    21.0%
  6. I will not use it!

    9 vote(s)
    14.5%
  7. Don't know if I will use it without seeing it first.

    14 vote(s)
    22.6%
  8. Apple won't even bother making a search.

    25 vote(s)
    40.3%
  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    If Apple had a search engine would you use it, and what will it be called?

    I believe it will be called, iSearch, Finder, Finder search.

    And I love google too much to leave them.
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    Sherlock of course.

    Well I can't say because I can't say. But I won't use an Apple SE just because of brand loyalty.
     
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  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    +1 to Spotlight.*


    *Powered by Bing. :p
     
  5. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Because "Results that are only what WE think you should be looking for" and "Anal retentive babysitter" has that oh so naughty "a" word in it, maybe "iDictator" would be suitable for Apple's regime, if they were going for the truth in advertising concept.
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    And for the record, I don't believe that Apple would ever make a search engine. It's not in their business model whatsoever. Granted, iAd isn’t either, but it's more appropriate seeing as their the ones giving developers the tools to make the apps running iAd in the first place.

    That being said, don't expect a search engine from Apple anytime soon. I'd say that if there's any market they'll be entering in the future, it'll be more television-based.
     
  7. Elixer macrumors regular

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    iFind, although I'm kind of sick of all the "I" named stuff.
     
  8. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    How about "Seek-No-Further." It's a variety of apple :D
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'd call it waloshin. Then I'd design a cute little mascot and call him Wally.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Nope, I wouldn't use it. Apple would probably censor the search results.
     
  11. Padraic macrumors regular

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    I can't say I'd use it if Apple did bring one out without using it first. I don't use yahoo or bing because their initial first impression sucked, and I get what I want out of Google quickly. Maybe I'm too used to the results I get from Google?
     
  12. chris975d macrumors 68000

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    I'd have to try it out to see if I'd use it, but I'd guess they'd use either "Spotlight" or "Genius" as the name of the search, given how prevalent those two already are with Apple. Genius Search or Spotlight Search Engine have an Apple sound to them.
     
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  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    smart arse.

    i think Apple Search.. seems logical.
     
  15. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Spotlight to find things on your Mac would stay.

    For the internet, SearchLight perhaps?

    I would use it if it was good, not because it be Apple's search engine.
     
  16. robrobin10 macrumors member

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    yeah, quality is an issue here..........i can understand it ...........it has to be good
     
  17. darklyt macrumors regular

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    Definitely Spotlight/Searchlight or Sherlock. Those would make the most sense.
     
  18. Dagless macrumors Core

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    HA, love it.

    I just don't have much reason to move away from Google. They're not perfect but their search engine pretty much is.
     
  19. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]
     
  20. Melrose Suspended

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    I'd have to see results first before I can say if I'd use it or not. I'd give it a good try. I don't use Google as it is and would love to see the company die a horrible cash-hemorrhage death. Well, so long as they keep Voice and Analytics :D

    Apple's game of "dictatorship" as I think someone up there mentioned, wouldn't be at all successful in the search arena, so that is a completely, utterly moot point.
     
  21. chown33 macrumors 604

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    What would it be called? Search Me.

    Would I use it? Show Me first.
     
  22. Antares macrumors 68000

    Antares

  23. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Apple's built enough credibility that I'd certainly give it a try. I'm also enough of a shameless fanboy that I'd probably use it and rationalize away any weaknesses in the product.

    And I will never... never use Bing.

    What a freakin' fanboy. :rolleyes:
     

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