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Investment bank: Google may pay Apple $15 billion this year to maintain its default search position

2021-08-31 21:00:04 TechWeb

Sina science and Technology News Beijing time. 8 month 26 Morning news , As report goes , Google wants to be iPhone、iPad and Mac The default search engine for , Apple needs to pay a lot of money every year , This has long been known . But now , From the investment bank Bernstein The latest report says , Google may pay up to... This year 150 Billion dollars , a 2020 Increase by half in .

Bernstein Estimate in the report to investors , Google 2021 The annual fee paid to Apple will increase to 150 Billion dollars ,2022 reach 180 Million to 200 Billion dollars . This data “ Based on Apple's public documents and a bottom-up analysis of Google's traffic acquisition costs .”

Bernstein Analyst Tony Sarkozy Nagi (Toni Sacconaghi) Express , Google may pay a high price to ensure that Microsoft does not surpass itself . Analysts listed two potential risks facing Google's payment to Apple , One is regulatory risk , Another is that Google no longer thinks the deal is worth it .

“ We think Google faces two potential risks in paying Apple :(1) Regulatory risk , We believe that this risk does exist , But it may not appear until a few years later ; We believe that the potential impact of adverse regulations on Apple's gross profit is 4% to 5%;(2) Google chose not to pay apple to become the default search engine for all devices , Or want to renegotiate payment terms , With a view to reducing costs . We pointed out in our previous research report that , Google may pay this fee to ensure that Microsoft does not give a higher price . For all that , because 2022 The annual cost may reach 180 Million to 200 Billion dollars , So Google's strategy is not impossible .”

Apple decided to use Google as iPhone、iPad and Mac The default search engine has been for several years , But in recent years, it has been increasingly criticized by the outside world . In an interview earlier this year , Jenny, senior director of global privacy at Apple · Hovas (Jane Horvath) Explain why the company risked privacy to reach the deal :

“ Google is currently the most popular search engine . We do support Google , But it's also built in DuckDuckGo, Recently, it is also ready to build Ecosia.”

The fees paid by Google account for a large proportion of Apple's increasingly important service sector . Apple has been paying great attention to the service business all these years , To prove to investors , In addition to making money from hardware , The company also has other means of increasing revenue .

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