Apple Will Not Have Google's YouTube App in iOS 6
Apple will not include a YouTube app in iOS 6, the next operating system for the iPhone and iPad, the company confirmed yesterday. The app has been an integral part of iOS since the 2007 launch of the first-generation iPhone. YouTube is owned by rival Google. "Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended," said Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller on Monday. Instead, users with new iOS 6-powered devices, or those with older hardware who upgrade, can view YouTube videos in either Safari, iOS's built-in browser, or in an app that Google will distribute through the App Store, Muller said. Recent rumors have pegged Sept. 12 as a possible launch date for both iOS 6 and a new iPhone 5.
“We are working with Apple to ensure we have the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users,” Chris Dale, spokesman for YouTube, said yesterday.
Posted by | Tue, Aug 07, 2012 - 01:53 PM