Apple is crawling the online to assist your Siri and Highlight searches
Apple does not need to rely solely on outdoors net suppliers like Google or Microsoft to gasoline your iOS and Mac searches. The corporate has confirmed the rumored existence of Applebot, an internet crawler that collects website info for the sake of Siri and Highlight queries. It behaves very similar to Google’s crawler, on the lookout for the acquainted “robots.txt” file that tells it what outcomes to exclude on a given website; it’s going to comply with typical Google directions if there is no Apple-particular rule set. It isn’t clear how lengthy Cupertino has been operating its bot, or whether or not there’s something extra within the works. Nevertheless, it is evident that Apple needs its on-line searches to work it doesn’t matter what its partnerships seem like sooner or later.