Apple‘s latest iOS 6 Beta 4 released to developers today revealed a glaring omission – Google‘s native YouTube app that has come bundled with iOS since Day 1. Whether or not the omission continues the trend of de-Google-ising iOS (first with Google Maps), it may actually be better for users as Google has done little to update or improve the app all this while.
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According to Apple, licensing to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended. Apple has confirmed that YouTube will work in Safari and that Google is working on a new YouTube app that will be available on the App Store.
Note: iOS 5 will not lose the bundled YouTube app.
I personally hardly use the bundled YouTube app on my iPad. How many of you out there actually use the native YouTube app? Do you usually access via browser?