Apple has pushed iOS 6 beta 4 to developers which is expected to be pushed to masses sometimes in September. Along with other improvements and stability changes, this latest iOS 6 beta brings one big notable change: Apple has removed the native YouTube app from iOS 6 beta 4, reports 9to5mac…
Release of Apple’s own 3D Maps app replacing Google Maps and now the removal of YouTube app from iOS has led some to believe that relationships between the two giants are souring. As per Apple’s official statement, this application omission is due to an expired licensing agreement between Apple and Google. Google is said to be working on a new standalone app for iOS which will be available in the app store.
The Verge has posted Apple’s statement:
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.
For the time being, beta users running iOS 6 beta 4 can use YouTube’s web app in safari Mobile Browser. We’ll update you as soon as the official YouTube app for iOS hits the app store.