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  • Apple Officially Removes Native YouTube App From iOS 6


    Earlier today Apple released the iOS 6 beta 4 and with it Google’s native YouTube application disappeared.

    We mentioned the missing application briefly earlier today, but Apple has since confirmed to the Verge that the native app will not exist at all when Apple officially releases iOS 6 this fall. For those unaware the YouTube application has been featured on Apple’s iPhone since the devices first iteration.

    Apple’s official statement is short, and to the point.

    Originally Posted by :
    "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." — Apple
    Now, this might seem like another missile launched across the Google v. Apple bow, but the removal of the YouTube app has been a long time coming. The app hasn’t been updated for ages, and has long been surpassed by YouTube’s webapp developed by Google, while Apple develops the native iOS app.

    Somehow this seems like a win-win situation for Apple and Google, as Google gets the chance to develop their own app the way they want and Apple gets to rid iOS of a native app that helps their largest competitor.

    Source: The Verge [via Gizmodo]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Officially Removes Native YouTube App From iOS 6 started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. KernelPad's Avatar
      KernelPad -
      At least we got a hope of getting a better YouTube app right?
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Hmm well the YouTube app does suck. The one google uses in their OS is far superior.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by KernelPad View Post
      At least we got a hope of getting a better YouTube app right?
      never heard of protube?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
      never heard of protube?
      The change, and news that Google is working on their own YouTube application, gives people that don't jailbreak their devices a chance to have a YouTube application that isn't terrible.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      This is going to be great. Finally the possibility of a new YouTube app. Does anyone know of a suitable replacement for now?
    1. MacProClub's Avatar
      MacProClub -
      I'm glad it's going, but did anyone notice that in the subscription menu at the bottom there is a show more button?
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Damn it. I didn't think the YouTube app was that bad....

      But I'm sure someone in the jailbreak community will port it to iOS 6 lol.
    1. purplemonkeyspank's Avatar
      purplemonkeyspank -
      No one is mentioning the apple version's superior picture quality compared to the web app's over wifi. Web app is definitely better in functionality but lacks in picture quality compared, even over wifi.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
      Damn it. I didn't think the YouTube app was that bad....

      But I'm sure someone in the jailbreak community will port it to iOS 6 lol.
      Yah the YouTube app wasn't bad at all... Idont what peeps is trippin on.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      Yah the YouTube app wasn't bad at all... Idont what peeps is trippin on.
      Well, we always have YourTube and all those other substitutes. But I love the normal one. I just hated the browser one.
    1. sion_c's Avatar
      sion_c -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
      never heard of protube?
      Yh i use it and have removed the native app from my springboard ProTube is way better
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      my biggest gripe with the YT app is that if you're in Safari and you click a YT video, Safari closes and opens the YT app to watch the vid.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Not at all surprised, Apple no doubt hate the fact that they have two Google apps built in to their IOS , now they have ditched them both

      Just hope that Google Maps and YouTube come back via the appstore, Apples current beta maps app sucks
    1. Glocknine's Avatar
      Glocknine -
      Finally google can provide us now with improve youtube app that will be on yhe appstore.
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Honestly Android is coming up quite nicely. I like Googles OS actually. They are doing a nice job and I'm half tempted to go back. I love my Apple products, they work great and look great especially after you JB them and buy some themes but none the less it's still a nice OS.
    1. rcm's Avatar
      rcm -
      As long as protube is still developed then i'm ok, i haven't used the ios app in years, is too slow, does not display all the content and you can't choose the quality of the video, plain and simple i hope that like the new maps app they develope and really good app for videos, i just hope it's not something that only let's you see videos uploaded by other iphone users like imessage
    1. Xx_Illusions_xX's Avatar
      Xx_Illusions_xX -
      I always hated the regular icon of YouTube but is ProTube really good?
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by Xx_Illusions_xX View Post
      I always hated the regular icon of YouTube but is ProTube really good?
      I used it, it was ok. I thought it was a little slow though...
    1. digitalreflex's Avatar
      digitalreflex -
      Yes ProTube is very much worth it. I really like being able to download a vid for later viewing if I want offline.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by c0dy View Post
      my biggest gripe with the YT app is that if you're in Safari and you click a YT video, Safari closes and opens the YT app to watch the vid.
      I totally agree.