Apple has announced that the app for video clip service YouTube will not be included from the next version of iOS6 operating system.
Apple said the app had been removed mainly because its license to produce the program had expired. The Apple-made variant of the YouTube app has been a part of iPhone’s iOS since its launch in 2007. Apple also said that Google was developing its own version of the app and it will appear soon.
The beta version of iOS6 was released on August 6 and the final version is expected to be ready in September before the release of the new iPhone.
Shortly after the software was released many users realized that it lacked the YouTube app. Some even commented that this was all about Apple removing Google from its operating system completely. In fact, Stuart Miles, founder and head of tech news site Pocket-lint, wondered if the end-result of this strategy would be for Apple to drop Google as its default search engine on iOS.
Experts claim this could work in Google’s favor, as the company can easily release software updates for the app and have more control over adverts placed on YouTube videos.
It’s the second Google service that’s missing from Apple’s new software, the other being Google Maps , which is being replaced by Apple’s own mapping system.