Bing the new default search engine in iOS and macOS?

With Apple pretty much declaring war against Google today, I can no longer see Google willing to pay Apple what Apple wants to continue being the default search engine in iOS and macOS. So that pretty much means Bing will be the new default search engine in iOS and macOS, right? Hell, I even can see Google releasing some iOS and macOS zero-days to retaliate for Apple shutting down so many internal Google apps

Conversation 10 comments

  • rob_segal

    Premium Member
    31 January, 2019 - 5:46 pm

    <p>Or Google fixes their enterprise app distribution, this blows over, and in a week from now, everybody has moved on from this. Good ol' status quo prevails again.</p>

    • lvthunder

      Premium Member
      31 January, 2019 - 5:48 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#401062">In reply to rob_segal:</a></em></blockquote><p>That's exactly what will happen.</p>

  • lvthunder

    Premium Member
    31 January, 2019 - 5:49 pm

    <p>Is there anything that you don't take all the way to the very extreme?</p>

  • Brad Sams

    Premium Member
    31 January, 2019 - 6:08 pm

    <p>The only reason Google is the default is because they are paying more money than Microsoft offered. They will continue to be the default until Microsoft offers more cash to beat out Google.</p>

    • MutualCore

      31 January, 2019 - 7:42 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#401067">In reply to brad-sams:</a></em></blockquote><p>Nobody knows what the payment schedule is for Google–&gt;Apple on this thing. It might be a single $12 billion payment or quarterly. If Apple is declaring war on Google, Bing as default on iOS might be a thing w/o MS having to pay some ransom level fee.</p>

      • lvthunder

        Premium Member
        31 January, 2019 - 7:58 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#401090">In reply to MutualCore:</a></em></blockquote><p>Except they aren't declaring war. They just want to send a message that you need to follow the rules.</p>

    • Bdsrev

      31 January, 2019 - 8:07 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#401067">In reply to brad-sams:</a></em></blockquote><p>Brad do you think Google will lower their offer after this drama? Apparently they are on track to pay Apple 12 billion dollars in 2019, that's a crazy amount of money</p>

  • provision l-3

    31 January, 2019 - 10:06 pm

    <p>This is absurd. Google and Apple aren't elementary schoolers swinging lunchboxes at each other on the playground. </p>

  • 2ilent8cho

    01 February, 2019 - 4:10 am

    <p>If Google was declaring war on Apple i think they would be dumping the 42,000 + Mac's they run first i would have thought (After they moved from Windows last decade due to 'security issues' ). </p>

  • waethorn

    01 February, 2019 - 10:35 am

    <p>I doubt Apple has the financial and/or testicular fortitude to break a multi-billion dollar partnership deal.</p>

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