Apple announced on Monday that iOS 6 will no longer carry the native Youtube app—an effect that can probably be linked to Apple’s slow parting with Google.
In a statement provided for the Verge, Apple said that “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.”
Striking was the move from Apple since the Youtube App has always been a part of iOS since day one; some users welcomed the death of the app given its less than stellar performance on the iPhone. Some users even said that the app was a “dumber-down YouTube experience” and according to them, finding the right content using the app sometimes take too long. Users even found using m.youtbe.com on Safari provides a better user experience than the app itself.
Aside from the removal of the Youtube app on the iOS, Apple continues its separation from Google by removing the Google Maps app and replacing it with a native app which they called Maps.
The iOS 6 still has no release date as of late but perhaps users can expect it to be out on the market when the next iPhone is released.