Newly unsealed court testimonies have revealed that Apple considered replacing Google’s search engine with Microsoft’s Bing or privacy-focused DuckDuckGo across its devices. The information came to light during the ongoing antitrust trial against Google initiated by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Part of the case focuses on the revenue-sharing deal between Google and Apple, which sees Google paying Apple billions yearly to remain the default search engine across Apple’s devices. DuckDuckGo: The Privacy-Focused AlternativeIn addition to Bing, Apple held approximately 20 meetings and phone calls with DuckDuckGo to discuss the possibility of making the privacy-focused search engine the default for Safari’s private browsing mode. The ongoing antitrust case against Google is the DOJ’s first against a major tech company in over two decades.