Why no "Unified Search Bar" in iOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by lancastor, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    Desktop Safari has it: The unified search bar. But why isn't Apple killing the additional search text box in iOS? It wastes space and it isn't really intuitive.

    I thought Apple definitely adds it in iOS5.1, but I was disappointed: Still two textboxes in Mobile Safari.
  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Killer new feature to be announced in June along the new iPhone for iOS 6.0 (?). Or maybe just the new iOS?
  3. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Not yet it doesn't. Safari 5.2 and Mountain Lion aren't out yet.

    So I am betting we will see this in iOS 6, which is probably being released around the same time as Mountain Lion is.
  4. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    Yeah I'm guessing it will be one of the iOS 6.0 features, at least I hope it will.
  5. Tmelon macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2011
    As said before, I doubt that we'll be seeing that until after Safari 5.2 is released for Mac.
  6. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I don't understand why we keep having to SLOWLY release these seemingly simple features. Chrome has had this since what? 2008? Should've been in Safari 5.0 and iOS 5.0. Give me a break.

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