“On Monday, Apple released a new test version of its upcoming iOS 6 operating system, the software that powers iPads and iPhones, and developers quickly noticed that the app for YouTube had vanished,” Nick Wingfiled reports for The New York Times. “The change was noteworthy because the YouTube app has been included with iOS since Apple released the original iPhone in 2007.”
Wingfiled reports, “Apple released the following statement about YouTube’s fate: ‘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.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Another default conduit to 365 million iOS devices and rapidly counting – poof! How ya like dem Apples, Google?
Even better would be a default public video sharing app in iOS 6 for one of Google’s competitors. Vimeo, perhaps?
Google’s going to rue the day they got greedy by deciding to try to work against Apple instead of with them. – MacDailyNews Take, March 09, 2010
Apple looks to wipe Google off the ‘map’ with iOS 6 – August 2, 2012
Gruber: ‘Google made a mistake by deciding to oppose rather than ally with Apple on mobile’ – June 13, 2012
Apple to dump Google Maps off iPhone and iPad – June 5, 2012