Microsoft and Apple are in long-term talks about adding the Bing search service as a prominent option on the iPhone and not as a replacement of Google as has been rumored, according to”All Things D” (

Currently, Google is the default search on the popular mobile device, although you can switch the search option to Yahoo, if you wish. Microsoft wants to be added to the search options, “but has wanted to do so in a way that makes the choice more visible,” according to “All Things D.” In addition, Microsoft wants to make its Bing mapping more integrated with the iPhone, the article adds.