After it was launched back in September 2012, the Apple iPhone 5 quickly became a commercial success was as expected. However, in the weeks following its release, a number of complaints were made by users due to problems with a number of its features, resulting in plenty of bad press for the phone and the company itself.
Over the last few years, Apple’s range of iOS powered products including the iPod touch, iPad and iconic iPhone series have accounted for Apple’s huge commercial success, leading it to become one of the most successful and profitable companies of all time. Despite bad press about the iPhone 5, to date the handset has sold well over 50 million units. Find out more about the iPhone 5 on our website where you can also compare the best deals on iPhone 5 contracts.
Millions of people around the world now own at least one iOS device, and use them on a daily basis. Because of this, it appears that Google is interested in providing the default search functionality on all devices with the iOS operating system, and according to an article over at GSM Arena, is prepared to pay big bucks for the privilege.
The article explains that Google is prepared to pay Apple one billion dollars for the California based manufacturer to use as the default search function on the iOS operating system in 2014. Of course, Google is one of the best known companies in the world, and generated revenues of over $50,000,000,000 in 2012 alone, so such a large fee for this proposition is not a of the question. Because millions of searches are performed on iOS devices every day, it is easy to see why Google is keen to provide its services.
While it may seem surprising that Apple was approached by Google, given recent disputes between the companies, particularly revolving around Apple Maps, this deal would certainly be mutually beneficial for both parties.
As soon as any more news about this deal becomes available, we will be sure to report back with developments and updates.