“Google Maps and YouTube are no longer bundled as default apps on iPhones and iPads, but there’s one big place on Apple’s devices where Google is still the default option: the Safari search bar,” Andrew Cunningham reports for Ars Technica. “Microsoft’s Bing, Yahoo (also Bing-powered), and the privacy-minded DuckDuckGo are all included as options, but Google has been the default for as long as iPhones have existed.”
“That may change next year according to a report from The Information,” Cunningham reports. “Apple and Google’s search agreement is reportedly set to expire [in 2015], and both Microsoft and Yahoo are already said to be talking with Apple Internet Software and Services SVP Eddy Cue about becoming Safari’s default search option.”
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