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by Lucy Griffiths on 1st June 2010
Apple has reportedly opted for Microsoft Bing as the operating system that will be used in the new version of the iPhone which is due for release this month.
Tech Crunch reports sources close to Google have said the search engine has been replaced by Microsoft Bing.
Rumour has it Apple’s disappointment at the number of iPhone apps powered by Google has played a role in the move towards Microsoft Bing.
However, Tech Crunch cited more sources as saying the matter is not as straightforward as Google simply being dropped from the iPhone.
It said the situation was "more complicated than this".
Reports that Google is paying Apple an annual fee of $100 million a year have also been dispelled as myth.
Daniel Erin Dilger, writing for AppleInsider last week, said: "It is likely that Apple will increasingly want to lessen its dependence upon Google and leverage alternative web service providers."