Apple dumps YouTube app from next OS

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 10:07

Zeebiz Bureau

The next versions of the iconic Apple iPad and iPhone OS will not be seeing a pre-installed version of the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, figuring in the docs, Apple said on Monday.

This latest development comes in the wake of the ongoing rivalry between the top two tech behemoths who are vying for supremacy in the mobile market.

Prior to this update, Apple had earlier this year decided to do away with Google’s mapping software from its devices.

Apple stated in a statement on Monday that the licence to include Google’s YouTube app for the iOS operating system “has ended”. Apple also said that “customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the app store."

YouTube has figured in Apple device since the inception of the first iPhone unveiled in 2007.

Meanwhile, Google exclaimed that it was in talks with Apple to ensure “the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users.”

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 08:54

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