Why hasn't Safari introduced the consolidated search and address bar? Is it a patent thing, or do you think Apple believes the UX is better with its current approach.
On the Mac, I think it’s coming very, very soon (check the dev builds right now). On iOS, I’m not sure. Perhaps Apple feels like since both boxes are one touch away, it makes sense to separate them. But the new Chrome for iOS has it, so maybe it will change their mind.