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Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS

And Spotlight on Mac

     
4:32 pm on Sep 25, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac.

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With Apple switching from Bing to Google for Siri web searches and Search inside iOS (was called Spotlight, and Spotlight on the Mac, it means that any search on Siri that falls back to a web search will now provide Google organic results.
Goodbye Bing, hello Google.
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that's a shame. they dumped google maps for their own version, so you'd think with all of their money they could buy a smaller search engine and get to work on it.
they already do an Apple version of Word and Excel and Powerpoint, their own browser, their own email... all they're missing is a search engine
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you'd think with all of their money they could buy a smaller search engine and get to work on it
It's my unofficial opinion they have been trying.

Applebot is a busy web crawler and has been active for about 4, maybe 5 years. I see it in my server logs several days each week. It crawls exactly like an SE would. What they're doing with that data is anyone's guess.
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an Apple version of Word and Excel and Powerpoint


Interesting way to word that!

They are far less well positioned to develop a search engine than they are to develop desktop applications. Apple do well packed mature technology, not cutting edge stuff which search still is.
 

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