{Apple|Apple company} drops Bing in {favor|prefer|favour} of Google for {Spotlight|Limelight} and Siri web {search|research|lookup} results

{Bing|Msn} has been dealt a potentially huge blow as Apple switches up {default|arrears} search providers for Siri and Spotlight.

In what {will likely be|will probably be} {a big|a large|a huge|a major} blow to Microsoft’s search business, {Apple|Apple company} is switching from {Bing|Msn} to Google as {its|the} default search provider for Siri and Spotlight web results. As reported by TechCrunch, web searches from Siri and Spotlight will now default to {Google|Search engines} results {instead of|rather than|as opposed to} Bing when you ask a question.

The reason for the switch is consistency, {Apple|Apple company} {says|states|claims} in a {statement|declaration} to TechCrunch.

Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a {consistent|constant|steady|regular} web search experience with the default in Safari. {We|All of us|We all} have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain {committed to|devoted to} delivering the best user experience possible.
It’s {difficult to|hard to} estimate the level of impact {this might|this may} have on Bing’s {search|research|lookup} traffic. However, the {fact|truth|reality} that the vast {install|set up} base of Macs and iOS devices in the wild {will no longer|will not} default to Bing for web {searches|queries|lookups} is sure to be felt at Microsoft. {Curiously|Strangely enough}, while general web {searches|queries|lookups} will now default to Google, Siri will still tap Bing for image results.

The timing of the change coincides with the launch of macOS High Sierra, and comes {just a|only a|simply a|merely a} week after iOS 11 was released. {The|The particular} changes {began|started|started out|commenced} rolling {out|away|out there} as of 9am {PT|REHABILITATION}, TechCrunch says.