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Apple Dropping YouTube from iOS

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Aug 6, 2012, 1:48 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Aug 6, 2012, 2:26 PM

Updated: fixed iOS version typo / updated with Apple confirmation of third-party app

Apple has removed the YouTube app from the base installation of iOS in the latest beta version distributed to developers. The app has come standard with iOS since the original iPhone, before Apple allowed third-party apps. Apple has confirmed that Google will offer a standalone YouTube app that users will be able to download from the App Store. Apple has been distancing itself from Google apps and services since Google launched Android, making itself a major competitor with Apple. iOS 6 also includes an Apple-developed Maps app to replace the Google Maps app included with previous versions of iOS.

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T Bone

Aug 6, 2012, 2:38 PM

Childish and Petty

Typical of Steve Jobs, but I really expected better from Tim Cook....I'm disappointed.
I see this as a good thing, YouTube app is old and hasn't been updated in sometime. This will allow for Google to make a better iOS app than what was currently offered.
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It's not childish and petty. They decided that they didn't need to pay to renew the license. Why pay to put something on the phone if people can just download it from the app store anyway? Smart business move IMHO.
 
 
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