Apple Drops the YouTube App in iOS 6
Apple has apparently further cut Google out of its universe
Apple dropped the default YouTube app from the latest beta version of iOS 6, sparking rumblings of further anti-Google action following its expulsion of Google Maps earlier this year. The Cupertino company says the YouTube app will be back... but in standalone form, not as a home-screen default.
While YouTube is gone from the iPhone and the iPad, it was still working for Apple TV, 9to5Mac reported earlier today. The move appears to be Apple's latest attempt to distance itself from Google services. The company dropped Google Maps as a preset on its phone in favor of its own 3D Maps earlier this year.