YouTube client disappears in iOS 6 beta 4

YouTube client disappears in iOS 6 beta 4
One of the original new features that made the Apple iPhone unique when first launched was the YouTube client that came on the phone. At the time, it was so unusual that Apple even pointed that out in its original ad that focused on the YouTube feature on the handset. "Maybe the biggest surprise," went the ad, "is finding YouTube on your phone." And who could forget the skateboarding bulldog?

Once YouTube became a staple on the Apple iPhone, other manufacturers tried to show off YouTube capabilities on their phones. HTC offered a YouTube client on the HTC Touch Diamond and the HTC Touch Pro which both ran on Windows Mobile. Other models were able to direct users to the mobile version of YouTube. When Android was launched, the OS featured a YouTube client that improved on the quality of the clips over 3G. Apple was supposedly going to offer high quality YouTube playback over 3G in iOS 5, but that feature never made it to the final version of the OS.

Apple removed Google Maps from iOS this year, replacing it with its own Maps application as part of a process to remove Google branded applications from iOS. But the removal of Google's video clips site was for another, more innocent reason. Apple said that the reason for the removal of YouTube was because its license to include YouTube on iOS has expired. Still, YouTube hasn't completely disappeared for Apple iPhone and Apple Pad users. Those iOS users who want to view YouTube clips can use the Safari browser and go to the mobile YouTube site and Google is said to be working on a YouTube app for the App Store, says the Cupertino based company.

Other changes in OS 6 beta 4 include a request for an iCloud password during the initial sign in, new security controls for Bluetooth devices that share data, and Passbook now has a link to the App Store so that users can find which apps work with the application. In addition, the Shared Calendar Alerts toggle has been moved to the bottom of mail, and Apple's new Maps application has been improved and is now quicker with improved map data and rendering. One way streets now have a blue arrow showing the correct direction, and labels show more address numbers.

source: iPodnn



1. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012


26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

@Alan F. On this article YouTube's window shows dog's d**k while video is not started and not playing... :(

2. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Good it was showing its age. Was it just me or did videos in the youtube app take forever to load while mobile version of youtube load faster? Maybe it's just me...

5. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i agree

6. JessJess unregistered

I don't even think its been updated since that Advert. It looks exactly the same XD its never worked that well really. Well maybe in about 2009, but YouTubes had so many updates and changes its been left in the dust.

3. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Right, and the next thing they'll do is stop supporting Flash...

12. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Maybe you should learn how to read. It clearly states that the license for the built in app has expired. People can still use the mobile site to watch videos. The site is better anyway

4. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Good luck iPhone and iPad lovers now no more Google map and Youtube app, you just have to surf and watch. Apple is trying to get raid of Google brands from their OS.

7. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Problem is that google brands are too popular to block from the app store. I am sure a youtube player will be released eventually.

9. JessJess unregistered

YouTube (along with Google Maps) will be available in the AppStore as separate downloadable apps. Which it mentions in the article...

14. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

These guys are idiots, they like to scan through the articles and jump to conclusions

35. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Lol, you're the idiot here. Read this and then jump to conclusions and you'll see that they're right --'

39. JessJess unregistered

Thanks for the link. Did you read it yourself? "In both the cases of YouTube and Google Maps, Appleā€™s decision to remove the built-in apps and allow Google to instead create third-party clients shows a shift to focus on capabilities, rather than specific popular services...."

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That comment made no sense at all. Get raid?

8. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

"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."-Apple sounds like it'll be a new and improved app in the appstore... lord knows the current youtube app for iOS is super trash!

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

you bet ;) wonder if people that used the app will have any issues with it

10. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Apple will come out with its own video database and integrate with utube lol

11. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Maybe they realized how bad the native iOS youtube app is...hopefully they will release a better version .

13. Follower

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Apple is crazy . Lool

15. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Very bad thing... Youtube is a must have app in all smartphones and tablets

34. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

But YouTube app on its sucks ! I guess I will just use the web version

16. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I'm glad that this is happening, this'll mean that there will be an excellent YouTube and Google Maps app for the next iPhone.

18. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Google will make an app so it doesn't matter...

19. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Bad move by apple,youtube is one of the biggest past times of preteens and teens and is one of the main apps they look for on a handset,seeing as this age category is the largest part of apples buyer base they are alienating a huge section of its market. Bottom line is due to google and android winning more and more fans,progressing and evolving faster and ultimately gaining up 70% of the market apple was faced with a choice,compete or retaliate. Unfortunately apple has chosen to retaliate,the results of which we have seen many many ridiculous legal cases by apple recently as well as Apple removing google maps and now youtube from its ecosystem. The result is less choice for ifans as ios becomes even tighter controlled and locked down by apple. Hopefully a youtube app will be developed,the android version has been constantly updated and enhanced,the tablet version is pretty sweet

20. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Am I the only one reading that it says it is removing the built in YouTube app because of the license expired? I dont remember reading anywhere where it said apple is restricting access to YouTube. And if you ever used a iPhone, you would know that the mobile site is better than the built in app. But of course none of you fandroids know that

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Was the "fan-droid" really necessary? On iOS, the app sucks. Safari actually does load videos faster. And yes I have tried both because some of my family members have an iPhone. Since you wanted to troll, the YouTube app on ICS is flawless and gets updated almost every month ;)

28. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Yes it was necessary. It obviously why it gets updated regularly on android and it didnt get any love on the iPhone, google. I don't blame them for not renewing the license

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31547; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly and andro jus needs to hush

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sounds like you need a chill pill buddy.

29. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

What is Google doing, letting Apple make them look bad as if they don't need them? They want out? Then give em out, remove ALL Google features from the iPhone or better yet, charge em for it (I'm prettty sure iOS users would be dumb enough to pay a dollar for a Youtube app, simpy because they have no choice). Google needs to start thinking big & start playing anti-competitive like Apple and only towards Apple. We don't see Safari Browser for Android (Even though I'll never use it, but still) and we don't have an iTunes app for Android either(Yeah, I know about 3rd party apps, but it's the thought that counts). If Apple isn't going to contribute anything to the mobile industry and keep everything to themselves, then others should do the same to them too.

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