Maybe it’s because that WWDC is just around the corner and the announcement of the iPhone 4G is imminent, but rumors of Microsoft doing its bit to have Bing acting as the default search engine on the iPhone have surfaced again. It’s still very much a rumor at this point, but knowing how Apple likes to keep these things secret, you wouldn’t expect anything official at the moment, anyways. Amongst the speculation is the possibility that Bing could either replace Google as the default search option on the iPhone, or could be offered as an option alongside Google, neither of which Google would be particularly pleased about. Rumblings have been going around that Apple isn’t too happy at the number of core iPhone apps that rely on Google, including Search, Maps, YouTube and some other features. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from browsing to Bing.com or Google.com directly from your iPhone’s browser, regardless of what the default option is, but many of us are just lazy and use whatever search option if presented to us. Would you want Bing as the default search engine on the next generation iPhone?
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