Apple Gives Youtube the Heave-Ho
Earlier this year Apple gave Google Maps the boot, in favor of their own in-house maps app. Now it’s the Youtube app that Apple has shown the door. Apple points at the expiration of their Youtube licensing period as the reason, stating “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.” As per Apple’s statement, iPhone users will still be able to view Youtube videos via the Safari browser. As for having an actual Youtube app for iPhone users, Google has released a statement saying they “are working with Apple to ensure we have the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users”. Apple’s move to no longer include Youtube natively, coupled with their separation from Google Maps shows Apple is making it a point to distance themselves from Google as much possible.
Source: The Verge