This is interesting, Apple has decided that it is no longer going to include the very popular and probably very highly used youtube app in the newest iOS6 software. The app won’t come prepackaged like it does now but you can still download it from the app store. I don’t understand the reasoning behind this but maybe they are just trying to reduce the prepackage clutter? Or is it just another one of the Apple Vs. Google battles where Apple does not want to support Google in any way since they own YouTube. Here is what Apple had to say about it,

“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.”

Also did anyone see that Google reported some higher numbers for this quarter than what analysts expected.

So, what are your thoughts on the reasoning behind this move? An app that has always been included with the iOS is now suddenly being pulled?

[Via CNBC]



  1. Who uses YouTube besides tweens and those who want to rip the audio for a free MP3?
    I am sure iTunes feels the loss of sales.
    I will checkout vimeo. Is the content “family friendly” only, like YouTube?
    I like Daily Motion for my less than family friendly content.

  2. Youtube is trying to put massive amounts of advertisement in the application. Within the the video…. So they dont actually pay for it.

  3. It certainly was a bit odd when I rebooted my iPhone and there was a spot missing on the front page (even though I knew beta 4 removed YouTube). But I’ve been using the website more and more lately. The app hasn’t changed much at all since ’07. Looking forward to what google does with it in their official app.

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