Apple has yet to allow applications that directly modify iOS into the App Store, so those people who are in search of ways to personalize their devices resort to Cydia - the number one marketplace for the numerous amount of tweaks and handy additions that innovative developers are constantly churning out. This means, however, that users must jailbreak their devices which effectively voids the 1-year, standard warranty included with the purchase of an Apple device. Due to the inconvenience involved with the jailbreaking process as a whole, tweak developers are always searching for ways to bypass the Apple guidelines and get their modifications onto the App Store to appeal to a wider demographic of people.
Yesterday word came out about what their deal with Google to be the default search engine on Safari and Mobile Safari is worth to Apple, making us suspect breaking the deal is unlikely, even in spite of their growing competitiveness. Today, however, rumors surfaced again suggesting that negotiations between Microsoft and Apple may still be taking place.
It's no secret that Google has gone from Apple's ally to main business rival with the iPhone and Android handsets pitted directly against one another. Now it seems the conflict may get Google removed from the iPhone as the default search engine for Mobile Safari. Rumor has it that Apple is turning to none other than their old rival, Microsoft, to supply their Bing search engine as the replacement. If the negotiations go through, Bing may replace Google on the iPhone.