If not for Apple, Siri would have been preinstalled on every Droid

Back in 2009, before Apple purchased Siri, Verizon wanted to bring the app to its range of Android smartphones. The carrier signed a contract with the startup behind the voice assistant to preinstall it on all Droid handsets, and even went so far as to shoot commercials touting the feature, but Apple’s buyout resulted in the deal being scrapped. By purchasing the company, Apple not only secured the rights to what is now an iconic feature of Apple’s iOS products, but also prevented its biggest rival brand in the smartphone space from including similar functionality in its handsets.