Google No More: Apple Retaliates
According to recent updates, sources report that Microsoft Bing will replace Google in the next version of the iPhone operating system to be released in June. Well this came as an expected hit after long conflicts over Android. Google has been rumoured to be paying around $100 million dollars a year to Apple for the search rights, and ads that serves on the iPhone.
Now this leak could be no more a rumour after it had been confirmed by various sources, links and websites. Even a high level source also claims to have been briefed on the matter. In January Business Week reported that Microsoft and Apple were in talks over an iPhone search deal, and the deal certainly would be brilliant for Microsoft.
Even according to the sources at TechCrunch, the next version of iPhone OS, which is set to release this June will have Bing as its default search engine in Mobile Safari. Microsoft and Apple have reportedly been in talks over a possible search, but since then there has been no real news on this yet.
Also yesterday, there was this rumour about Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer making an appearance at WWDC to announce Visual Studio 2010 for iPhone and iPad. This rumor was then quickly debunked by the official Twitter account of Microsoft. If not Steve B., then maybe there will be someone else from Microsoft who will be there to announce Bing for iPhone. For all this and more, we will have to wait for Jobs’ keynote at the upcoming WWDC which is going to last from June 7 to June 11.