Apple Drops Native YouTube App from iOS 6 Beta Onwards

Apple earlier today released iOS 6 beta 4, which among other has a major change, Apple dropped the YouTube Video palyer app from iOS 6 mobile operating system platform.With iOS 6, Apple also drops Google Maps in favor of its own 3D Maps program.In a statement, Apple said that its licensing deal with Google had […]

Apple earlier today released iOS 6 beta 4, which among other has a major change, Apple dropped the YouTube Video palyer app from iOS 6 mobile operating system platform.

With iOS 6, Apple also drops Google Maps in favor of its own 3D Maps program.

In a statement, Apple said that its licensing deal with Google had expired, bringing an end to an Apple-developed YouTube player.

"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," the statement read.

A YouTube represenation stated, "We are working with Apple to ensure we have the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users."

Users who run iOS 5 and older versions of the platform will still be able to use the YouTube application.

Apple Drops YouTube Player App from iOS 6 Beta 4 Onwards

Other new features and enhancements include:

  • Now, when you login for the first time, you are asked to input their iCloud credentials.
  • Improved privacy settings, including for Bluetooth sharing.
  • Passbook application now has a button that links to the App Store. Presumably, Apple will have a new iOS 6 section that features apps that are powered by Passbook.
  • Shared Calendar alerts toggle has been relocated to the bottom of the Mail, Contacts, and Calendar settings:
  • Maps: With iOS 6 beta 4, Apple Maps experience has also been improved especially in the satellite view, improved performance, and improved font rendering as well. Another new tidbit in the updated Maps app is a the noting of one-way streets. Notice the blue arrows. More address numbers have been added as well.
  • Siri now shows an updated information menu that includes the new iOS 6 Siri capabilities.

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