Why no "Unified Search Bar" in iOS?

lancastor

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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.
 

Patrick J

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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.
Killer new feature to be announced in June along the new iPhone for iOS 6.0 (?). Or maybe just the new iOS?
 

rorschach

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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.
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.
 

Tmelon

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As said before, I doubt that we'll be seeing that until after Safari 5.2 is released for Mac.
 

Böhme417

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Yeah I'm guessing it will be one of the iOS 6.0 features, at least I hope it will.
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.