Google may pay $9 billion to remain Apple’s default search engine
Google is reportedly paying Apple $9 billion in 2018 to remain the default search engine for iPhone’s Safari browser on iOS.
According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall, this number would only continue to grow, potentially leading to a payment of $12 billion in 2019.
While Apple uses Google as the default search engine in Safari on iOS, the company also uses Bing in various other places such as searching the web via Siri.
Apple Music has seen steady growth since its inception back in 2015.