If you own an iPhone, you have most definitely used one of its more iconic features, “Siri”. Siri is an artificially intelligent personal assistant who can help you answer questions like, “What’s the weather like today?” or, “How many ounces are in pound?” The answer has traditionally come from a Bing search, but now Apple has officially switched to Google for its answer to some of our most first world problems.
This change comes along with the new iOS 11 update, the new macOS High Sierra, as well with Apple’s three new iPhones.
“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 web search experience with the default in Safari,” Apple told TechCrunch in a statement.
This change is aimed to improve search results and make them more accurate for the users that enjoy Siri and Spotlight. Google will also become the default search engine for the iOS search bar as well.
With this new minor update to our daily lives, do you think it will provide us with better information than Bing? Or will you even notice a difference between the two search engine platforms? Let us know in the comments below how you feel about Google taking over Siri.