TOYMAKER TO THE WELL-HEELED Apple has revealed that it will drop the Youtube app from IOS 6, after already having done away with Google Maps.
On Monday, Apple released the latest beta of IOS 6, version 4, which revealed that the pre-installed Youtube app that's found on Idevices will be absent in the next release of IOS.
An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news to The INQUIRER, saying that its licence to use the app ran out. They said, "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."
This cut sees yet another Google service removed from the Iphone and Ipad, a sign of the growing rivalry between the two firms. Back in June, Apple announced that it would switch to a new in-house mapping service developed with Tomtom.
Google didn't seem to bothered at the time however, telling us, "We've been working on maps for years, in fact just announced some exciting new developments for Google Maps and Google Earth last week, and are looking forward to continuing to build the perfect map for our users in the months and years ahead."
Apple is expected to release IOS 6 this Autumn, along with the launch of its next Iphone.
Google has commented on the news, telling us that it is "working with Apple to ensure we have the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users." µ