Microsoft Bing Taking Over iPhone Search in the next version of the iPhone OS

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  1. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Cutting 90 million devices off google ad revenue stream is a pretty drat strong slap on the face!

    http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/28/source-microsoft-bing-taking-over-iphone-search/
     
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  4. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Why?

    YouTube is open. Google is open. They keep telling us so. That would just be petty. Part of being open is partly about respecting the decisions of others. If Apple choose Bing over Google, then Google shouldn't punish them for it by withdrawing other services.

    Oh, it is from Arrington, treating it with a heavy dose of scepticism.
     
  5. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    :mad:

    i am sad


    i love google search

    out of curiosity, since apple allows you to choose your default search engine, most likely they will allow google to be an option right?

    settings > safari > search engines then currently its on google with the option of microsoft

    so they will probably leave google on there right?
     
  6. outphase macrumors 65816

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    No problem so long as I can change to Google if I want.
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Is there even that much of a difference between search engines nowadays? :confused:
     
  8. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Concerning - how's map integration going to work if the default search engine isn't Google?

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    Apple should just have it like what Opera Mini has. You have a choice of search engines such as Google, yahoo, wikipedia, etc.
     
  11. Cander macrumors 6502

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    Maybe they would switch the maps app to Bing Maps. I think Bing Maps is better anyway. YMMV of course.
     
  12. iTouch macrumors 6502

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    We all know Steve Jobs sees Google as a threat. But I also read that using Google created large sums of revenue for Apple and money takes. Can Microsoft match that? If so Google is probably out the door.
     
  13. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, and what will they do with the Google App? Remove it from the App Store and disable it also???
     
  14. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    In terms of place name integration? No, Bing Maps isn't even close, bluntly. It also auto-defaults any searches to the US instead of the map you're actually looking at. I've lost count of the number of tests I've done for a place in London to find Bing's first result isn't the place twenty yards from me on the maptile I was looking at, but a tiny town in the US with the same name.

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  15. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Bing, I just don't like the name. It really bugs me for some reason.
     
  16. Cander macrumors 6502

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    Which is why I said YMMV which stands for your mileage may vary.
     
  17. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    Well, I won't mind if they just replace google as the default search engine. But I'd be pretty pissed if they completely removed google as an option and forced us to use bing.
     
  18. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I have used both google an bing maps an google has the edge with loading times but bing does have better quality imagery
     
  19. elppa macrumors 68040

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    There is always Google.com, but I doubt it will come to that.
     
  20. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    bing sucks! jobs making a deal with the devil (what other choice does he have??) AGAIN; apple, with your market cap - build your own search engine!

    where are the M$ haters now? :D
     
  21. Compile 'em all thread starter macrumors 601

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    I think Apple purchased a mapping company sometime ago, so it is quite reasonable that they are working on their own solution.
     
  22. goobot macrumors 603

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    this is incorrect. we all know isearch is going to be there.
     
  23. Harmush macrumors 6502a

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    You can use bing now!!! It's not a problem, just change your search provider in settings. Peee-sa-cake
     
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    Didn't Jobs actually make a statement a while back about wanting to take maps "to the next level?"
     
  25. tahoeroscoe macrumors regular

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    i really hope this isn't true, google is so much better than anything else out there when it comes to search an indexing the internets if apple drops them it would be really petty. If they give options then that's great, but to remove it completely would be a mistake.
     

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