A lot of people are wondering if Amazon and Apple are headed to a merger, with some arguing that the two could merge.
While some analysts have speculated that Amazon could offer a bigger deal, the two companies have had a lot of disagreements in the past, with Apple suing Amazon in 2013 over a patent infringement case, and Apple suing the tech giant in 2015 over a similar patent infringement lawsuit.
Now that Amazon and Google have agreed to a $500 billion merger, many are speculating that they could make a deal for more than just cash.
A deal could also include Amazon selling off its core business, like video streaming, and Amazon’s search business, which would help Amazon become a dominant force in online search.
That would also help Apple, which has been trying to get its own voice assistant, Siri, off the market, with many analysts expecting it to launch an iPhone version of the voice assistant later this year.
The same analysts also expect Apple to release its own home automation platform, called HomeKit, which is expected to be the first product from the company.
In addition, some analysts believe that the merger could lead to Apple and Google selling off their respective core businesses, which could lead Apple to take control of the Android smartphone market and Google to take over the Internet of Things market.