Apple reportedly had a ‘behind the curtain’ deal where it would keep Google’s search engine as default on various products, including iPhones, and it receives an annual compensation that was in the $18 to $20 billion range. A series of notes shared in court revealed that both Apple and Google have been on good terms, with the Cupertino firm’s CEO Tim Cook wishing for both entities to be ‘deep, deep partners.’
As reported by The Verge, multiple messages communicated between Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai were shared in court, revealing that Apple and Google were comfortable with the aforementioned deal and wanted to do more. The notes revolve around a 2-hour meeting that transpired in 2018, in which Cook, Pichai, and other executives were present, with both companies discussing how they can move things forward.
“Tim’s overall message to Google was “I imagine us as being able to be deep deep partners; deeply connected where our services end and yours begin and sees no natural impediment to us doing more together. Knows there is a past but doesn’t feel encumbered by it and wants to figure out how we work more deeply together. (and share information better - he stressed this a few times)” Very positive and I felt genuine on his part — but we can take this slowly and no regrets over how we have handled things to date (from Sundar).”
Cook also reportedly told Pichai that they can take things slowly and that he has no regrets about how he and the Google CEO have handled things in the past. Pichai also apparently mentioned that he wished to see iPhone numbers rise, as increased sales would only benefit Google’s advertising revenue since its search engine was the default on Apple’s best-selling product line.
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