Just today the news has broke that back in 2014 Google actually paid Apple $1 billion to simply be the default search engine on the iPhone, as well as the iPad. This deal was obviously kept very secret until now but the news came from court transcripts which were aquried by Bloomberg.
The question is, if Google hadn’t of paid Apple that money what would be the default search engine on iOS, most likely Bing as Apple and Microsoft seem to be hitting it off recently. Both Apple and Google aren’t too pleased with the court files being leaked out to the public, but according to Bloomberg the transcripts “vanished without a trace” yesterday. Witnesses also said that Google is also giving Apple 34% of the revenue made from Apple devices.