We are six days away from the inaugural conference of the WWDC 2022, in which Apple will surely release multiple new software -and perhaps hardware-. It is a fact that those from Cupertino will announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 8, macOS 13 and, possibly, RealityOS – although Kuo says no. However, in the last few hours a rumor has begun to make noise that, if it comes true, could cause an uproar on the internet. And it is that Apple could finally introduce its own web browser.
The information comes from Robert Scoble, who apparently has reliable information about the announcements that we will see during WWDC 2022. Through Twitter, the aforementioned mentioned that, in addition to RealityOS, Apple will also reveal its web browser, a proposal that would allow it compete in a field dominated almost entirely by Google; although Microsoft’s Bing has tried to get a piece of the cake.
“Oh, and there’s also a new search engine coming. Is Siri finally going to be ‘smart’? Hmm,” he said.
Apple’s search engine appeared years ago
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time we have heard of the apple web search engine. In 2014, evidence was found of a crawler —a bot that collects and analyzes information from websites— belonging to Apple, although the company never commented on the matter. Years later, in 2020, a feature of iOS 14 hinted that those led by Tim Cook were exploring the operation of a search engine. The Financial Timesmeanwhile, reported that Apple was redoubling efforts in this regard.
“In an unappreciated change in the latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 14, Apple began displaying its own search results and direct web links when users type queries from their home screen. The ability to search the web marks a major development in Apple’s internal development and could form the basis of a more comprehensive attack on Google.The Silicon Valley company is secretive about its internal projects, but the move adds to mounting evidence that it is working to build a rival to the Google search engine,” said the aforementioned medium.
The source added that Apple has hired a key employee from Google to lead the best of Siri. Is about John Giannandrea, who led the Mountain View search division. And what does this have to do with Apple’s web browser? Well, Siri would be fully integrated with it.
For now, yes, everything should be treated calmly while we wait for the possible announcement from Apple. WWDC 2022 will start next June 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain and 12:00 p.m. in Mexico. Of course here in hypertextual We’ll have all the coverage.