1. VerizonFan's Avatar
    Is it likely that Bing will become the default search engine on the iPhone? I understand the new rivalry between Apple and Google in the mobile field, but I don't want to search using Bing. If this does happen, do you think it would be possible to switch it if you are jailbroken by some app?
    01-20-2010 11:37 PM
  2. joe_taylor's Avatar
    if it happens they are just going to make it the default seach engine. You can use whichever one you like. You can already switch between google and yahoo!
    01-21-2010 12:34 AM
  3. Lars08's Avatar
    you could still use google.com or the google app worst come to worst
    01-21-2010 12:34 AM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    if it happens they are just going to make it the default seach engine. You can use whichever one you like. You can already switch between google and yahoo!
    Chances are Google will indeed be gone completely and you will see options for Bing and Yahoo only. Even so what is wrong with Bing? All the search field will use is Bing's API. It's not like you will have to see anything Microsoft.
    01-21-2010 12:44 AM
  5. joe_taylor's Avatar
    Chances are Google will indeed be gone completely and you will see options for Bing and Yahoo only. Even so what is wrong with Bing? All the search field will use is Bing's API. It's not like you will have to see anything Microsoft.
    To be honest I've never even used Bing. Just had a look and it's pretty much the same as google

    hopefully they'll keep the google option.
    01-21-2010 12:54 AM
  6. mth785's Avatar
    Bing, google, yahoo it doesn't really matter to me.
    01-21-2010 02:55 AM
  7. xSwift's Avatar
    Safari > google.com

    fixed
    01-21-2010 03:43 AM
  8. irene5909's Avatar
    I think it's impossible..
    01-21-2010 04:47 AM
  9. iborg's Avatar
    Hard to believe, but I think it's understandable that these two giants are needing to team up if they want to avoid being drowned by Google.
    Bing has been quite a failure so far, I just read a blog article quoting it's market share as 3%. I'm willing to bet at least 2/3 of that is from newbie users just using the default engine that IE suggests them.
    01-21-2010 05:33 AM
  10. vanityeverlastingbonet's Avatar
    I rather use yahoo search
    Soro's is the devil
    I only use google search on this iPhone I have and it kills me to use it
    01-21-2010 06:19 AM
  11. Tramain's Avatar
    I don't really like Bing but it Google was gone I would rather use it than yahoo.
    01-21-2010 06:33 AM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    I have had great luck using Bing and have pretty much switched to it full time. I'm finding I can narrow down search parameters better, and get far less "junk" with the same search terms using Bing.
    01-21-2010 06:37 AM
  13. BLiNK's Avatar
    i'm assuming this would mean no more google maps either...
    01-21-2010 07:44 AM
  14. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Hmm, I wonder! Scary...
    As for navigation, i use the AT&T app, but it would be nice to still have Google Maps.

    I like Bing, and I've been using it more and more...

    i'm assuming this would mean no more google maps either...
    01-21-2010 08:10 AM
  15. elenahambright's Avatar
    buenas noches

    just got my account approved on the forum

    hope to stay long here
    01-21-2010 09:37 AM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...for your first post, you haven't started off well.

    Welcome; but please only post something relevant to said thread. There is a section for newcomers, etc...

    buenas noches

    just got my account approved on the forum

    hope to stay long here
    01-21-2010 10:32 AM
  17. Lady Kaede's Avatar
    I suspect Apple's moves into maps and alternate search strategies will mostly be bargaining chips in negotiating with Google; they are competitors, but as with Apple/Microsoft, they're competitors who make a lot of money off of each other.
    01-21-2010 12:02 PM
  18. sting7k's Avatar
    I rather use yahoo search
    Soro's is the devil
    I only use google search on this iPhone I have and it kills me to use it
    Yahoo is now powered by Bing.
    01-21-2010 12:50 PM
  19. Microcosmos's Avatar
    I don't much care about the search engine, but I use Google's calendar and contacts apps exclusively!!! Does this mean no more support for either of those two programs?? Yikes!
    01-21-2010 12:55 PM
  20. BLiNK's Avatar
    I don't much care about the search engine, but I use Google's calendar and contacts apps exclusively!!! Does this mean no more support for either of those two programs?? Yikes!
    DAMN!! good question...
    01-21-2010 12:58 PM
  21. zeagus's Avatar
    It's actually 10.7% as of December, 2009.

    Hard to believe, but I think it's understandable that these two giants are needing to team up if they want to avoid being drowned by Google.
    Bing has been quite a failure so far, I just read a blog article quoting it's market share as 3%. I'm willing to bet at least 2/3 of that is from newbie users just using the default engine that IE suggests them.
    01-21-2010 02:25 PM
  22. cafejunkie's Avatar
    I honestly could care less about the phone's default search provider. Nothing going to google.com won't fix. I'd prefer not to lose google maps however. I also use pretty much all of google's services. Contacts, calendar, mail, etc. All set up as exchange on my 3GS. That I absolutely cannot lose. Unless of course MobileMe becomes free
    01-21-2010 06:38 PM
  23. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Chances are Google will indeed be gone completely and you will see options for Bing and Yahoo only. Even so what is wrong with Bing? All the search field will use is Bing's API. It's not like you will have to see anything Microsoft.
    Until Apple makes their own that is
    01-21-2010 07:00 PM
  24. cafejunkie's Avatar
    Until Apple makes their own that is
    I've actually seen rumors that apple may very well be making their own maps program. That would actually be preferred as that opens the potential for native turn by turn navigation
    01-21-2010 07:04 PM
  25. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Personally I don't like using Goggle for the purpose of that company has gathered way too much information on each of us from all our years of searching... Goggle probably knows me better then myself... A company based solely on information can lead to nothing but evil...
    01-21-2010 07:45 PM
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