Apple Will Exclude YouTube App From iOS 6 [Updates]

Based on the latest beta version of iOS 6 which was seeded to developers, there are reports that the previous default YouTube app will not be a part of the next version of the mobile operating system for the iPhone and other iOS devices, scheduled for release this fall.

Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told Macworld, “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“. Other reports say however that Apple will not exclude the YouTube app in future updates of the current iOS 5.

The exclusion of the YouTube app follows Apple’s decision, announced at the June’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, to also remove the previous default Google Map app. Apple will replace that app with its own turn-by-turn navigation app.

The exclusion of YouTube shouldn’t be a major problem for iOS users. In the current iOS, you can actually stop the video app from opening on the iPhone and the iPad by launching the Settings app > General > Restrictions. After creating and entering a passcode, you can turn YouTube app to Off. After that, YouTube, and HTML-5 compatible video should open within the web browser instead of the YouTube app.

Google said it will develop a separate YouTube app for the iOS platform that users can download to keep track of and manage videos. Google’s app will more than likely include additional features, such as its own notifications and ad integration.

Source: Macworld

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  • Martinique

    Please, please come up with A way to delete photos in the iphone albums iOS6, without the hook-ups to the PC and a bunch of crazy things to add?? It seems like it should be so simple. It has always been a part of any photo program before, why should we be stuck with 47 copies of the same folder, and the inability to get rid of the ones we’ve organized into albums? Are the truly anal people being penalized for their tidy ways? Thanks!

  • Diego Martinez

    Why did that happen?

  • Jaybo

    Will miss Street View as its real champion when it comes to finding places youve not been to before. Hope Google will release a Maps App for iOS. The web bases Google Maps does not show Street View on tablet or phone as it is run by Adobe flash and Apple does not allow that :-(

    • Bakari Chavanu

      Thanks, Jaybo, for hat added info. I hadn’t thought about that.

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