The decision has been made: Apple has decided to make Google the standard search engine for Siri's web search in iOS and Mac's Spotlight instead of Bing. According to an article by TechCrunch, Apple has already begun making the switch to the first iPhone and Mac users. By the end of the day, all updates should be completed.
“By switching to Google as a web search provider for Siri, iOS Search and Spotlight on the Mac, we can provide a consistent web search experience with Safari's default settings”, Apple told TechCrunch in a statement. Apple will continue to use Bing as the default image search engine, with YouTube supporting video search. But no matter which provider Apple works with, all search queries and results are encrypted and anonymized. They cannot be assigned to individual users.