Apple Kicks Youtube iOS App To Curb, Sheds More Google Baggage

August 6, 2012 | By
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Apple's shafting the YouTube app in iOS 6 (Photo credit: Raymond Wong/DVICE)

Along with the next iPhone, iOS 6 is going to be a major update for Apple users. With the dumping of Google for its Maps app, Apple’s poised to shed another of its rival’s biggest services: YouTube.

Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, the YouTube video app has been a staple to iOS. Fast forward five years and the Apple-Google relationship is showing signs of deterioration.

The latest beta version of iOS 6 has revealed that Apple has already given the YouTube app the boot. The reason? According to an official statement given to The Verge “Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.”

Engadget also received word that while iOS 6 will not include the app by default, iOS 5 and devices running a lower firmware will continue to have it standard.

Read the whole story: Dvice


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