In iLouge’s recent app-by-app summary of the changes in iPhone 4, they discovered that the “Google” button in MobileSafari has now been replaced with a button that simply says, “Search.” This doesn’t come as a shock, however. Apple is said to have entered negotiations to bring Microsoft’s Bing search engine to iPhone. Even if Bing […]
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Apple Removes 'Google' Button and 'Rate on Delete' Feature in iPhone 4.0

In iLouge’s recent app-by-app summary of the changes in iPhone 4, they discovered that the “Google” button in MobileSafari has now been replaced with a button that simply says, “Search.”

This doesn’t come as a shock, however. Apple is said to have entered negotiations to bring Microsoft’s Bing search engine to iPhone. Even if Bing never makes it’s way to iPhone, the increasing rivalry between Apple and Google gives Apple more than enough reason to change the button. If you take time to notice, Safari on iPad already uses the “Search” labeled button.

Another feature disappearing in iPhone OS 4 according to MacRumors, is the widely despised “Rate on Delete” panel. You know, the panel that asks you to rate an app on a scale of one to five stars before deleting it from your device.

No reason was ever given for why this feature was implemented, and nor were any given for why it is going away. Presumably, developers felt that it was pushing ratings for their apps downward.

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