Yesterday at WWDC, Apple’s launch event for the new Mac OS version dubbed Yosemite, as well as iOS 8 Apple unveiled a new version of their web browser, Safari. One of the changes in the latest version is an all in one search bar and address bar (like chrome); the big news however is that the default search engine on all these default will be set to Bing.
“Last year Bing became the default web search for Siri, and will now also be the default web search provider in the redesigned Spotlight search feature for the next generation of iOS and OS X,” said Stefan Weitz, Microsoft senior director of search
Apple have already made Siri searches run through Bing as a default, so it’s nice to see Mac OS and iOS follow suite. Of course this is a huge win for Microsoft and their Bing teams, and a bit of a stinger for Google. Of course it’s easy enough to change your default search engine, but some people just can’t be bothered to do so.