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. As Apple announced two new iPhone devices and the general availability of iOS 8 to users later this month, Microsoft today highlighted that they will be powering the Spotlight experience on iOS 8.
Today, Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of the iPhone.
Underscoring Bing’s increasingly important role as a service layer across Microsoft and beyond, we’re excited to support the release as Bing will be powering the new integrated web search in iOS Spotlight. When you search on your iPhone or iPad, alongside the contents of your phone Bing will provide web search links so you can find information even faster.
Bing was designed from the outset to be a great place for web search helping people quickly find what they are looking for and get more out of search. We are thrilled that all the great results people have come to know and love on Bing.com will now be available users on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Making sure customers can have access to the power of Bing where and when they need it has been a big focus of the work we have done over the past few years, and we are excited to work with Apple to deliver it.