Washington, June 8: Tech giant Apple has reportedly planned to add search engine Baidu as an option in China for its iPhone Safari app’s search window.
A Bloomberg report, citing two sources, revealed that Apple, though, probably will not make Baidu the default search engine on its Chinese iPhones.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the addition of Baidu to the iPhone is a big win for the Chinese company, which already accounts for 80 percent of the search queries originating from China.
In U.S. versions of the iPhone, the default search engine is Google.
Users can, however, change their settings and choose Yahoo or Bing instead.
According to the paper, Apple’s move is the latest as it and Google square off in the mobile realm. (ANI)