Lawsuit proceedings reveal Google paid handsomely to be default search option for iPhones and iPads and that company’s total revenue from Android is just $31bn

Apple and Google are rivals. So why is Google the default search engine for mobile Safari, which is the pre-installed web browser on iPads and iPhones?

The answer, court documents revealed on Thursday, is simple: money talks. And $1bn, the amount Google paid Apple in 2014 for the privilege of default access to the hundreds of millions of iPhone users, talks very loudly.

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