Apple iOS6 not to have YouTube app

Apple iOS6 not to have YouTube app

San Francisco : CA : USA | Aug 08, 2012 at 8:42 AM PDT
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It seems that the Google-Apple rivalry is not only heating up, but also claiming its first victims, as it was revealed that the latest Apple operating software, the iOS6, which will be releasing sometime next month, will not be featuring the YouTube app.

Though from different fields of the tech industry, with Google being the internet search giant and Apple essentially being a computer manufacturer, the two companies came to loggerheads in the smartphone and tablet industry, as Apple with its iPhone and iPad went on to become an industry heavyweight, but nipping at its heals and soon overtaking it was Google, with its Android OS that powers numerous other smartphones such as HTC and Samsung, making it the most used in the world. While not outright, the contention between the two companies is quite evident, with indirect rows, such as the Samsung-Apple patent disputes pointing towards wider issues and the move to remove the YouTube app only further confirms this growing antagonism.

Writing on tech site Gizmodo, Casey Chan said, “With the iPhone no longer offering an app for YouTube and YouTube being owned by Google, its more evidence that the two companies want to kill one another but in all honesty, this is a good thing for users.”

The YouTube app featured on Apple’s iOS ever since its launch in 2007, even though it had been acquired the year before by Google, but it seems that now Apple’s actions to cut all ties with Google are becoming even more trenchant, with the firm already having removed Google Maps from its OS, introducing its own.

However, an Apple statement in this regard said, “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.”

The iOS6 will still allow for users to access YouTube via web browsers, and they still may be able to upload videos via their devices, but it is clear just what Apple’s intention was behind the move, as founder and head of tech news site Pocket-lint, Stuart Miles further stressed, "This is all about Apple removing Google from its operating system completely,” further adding that future iOSs may even do away with Google as the default search engine, saying, "In a couple of years you will just ask Siri for results and you will not care where that comes from.”

It is unclear whether Apple will be developing its own video sharing service.

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