Apple Drops YouTube App from iOS 6
The iOS YouTube app has been shipping with the iPhone since its inception back in 2007. However, on Tuesday, Apple released the latest version of iOS 6 beta, and its preloaded app list is conspicuously lacking the familiar black, white and red logo. YouTube has been owned by Google since 2006, during which time the search-engine giant has become Apple's most direct competitor and (many would argue) main nemesis. Cupertino confirmed that "our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended," but stated that iOS users can still access YouTube videos through mobile browsers. For its part, Google stated that "we are working with Apple to ensure we have the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users." This indicates the potential for a new, Google-maintained YouTube app. Overall, though, the move raises questions about possible links between the app's disappearance and the conflict between the two tech giants.