After discussing the Apple/Google mobile space rivalry , we get hit by another a rumor : Apple will make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone.
This makes sense , since both companies have a history of working together when it’s in the best interests of both companies ( MS Office on Mac, and iTunes on Windows ) . Business Week says:
Apple is in talks with Microsoft to replace Google as the default search engine on its iPhone, according to two people familiar with the matter. The talks have been under way for weeks, say the people, who asked not to be named because the details have not been made public.
Microsoft would pay up to be the default search on the iPhone. Apple would have to weigh the benefits against potential customer ire. Then again, customers still play along even when Apple puts the iPhone on only one network: AT&T’s wireless infrastructure.
Google will certainly suffer if the deal between Apple and Microsoft will materialize. But in the same time, if Apple won’t fix some basic iPhone issues, we can’t be blind to the facts … there’s an army of droids on the horizon.