Apple Continues Its “Google Cleansing” by Removing YouTube App in iOS 6 Beta 4
August 6, 2012 3:02 PM
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Apple is quickly ridding its OS of anything related to Google
released the latest beta
for its upcoming iOS 6 mobile operating system. Although iOS 6 doesn’t make any huge leaps forward visually or productivity wise, the operating system has caught quite a bit of attention for what it lacks.
IOS 6 marks the first release of the operating system that doesn’t come preloaded with Google Maps. Instead, Apple kicked Google to the curb and
included its own mapping service
(which is actually not as functionally complete as Google Maps on many fronts).
Next, Apple passive aggressively removed the name “Google” from the search field in Safari, which signified that Google was powering search results (iOS also includes search options for Bing and Yahoo).
Now, Apple has taken the next step in ridding itself of Google’s “hooks” into iOS. In iOS 6 Beta 4, Apple has removed the YouTube app from the Springboard. The YouTube app has been featured on iOS ever since the iPhone’s introduction in 2007.
, this is what Apple has to say on the matter:
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 says that its license has expired, but we all know that it’s secret for “We feel slighted by Google, and
we hate everything they stand for
At least iOS users can rest assured that YouTube will continue to function normally through Safari. In addition, Google is working on a standalone Maps app that
will be available in the App Store
and should reintroduce the features that Apple stripped from its own mapping app with iOS 6.
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8/6/2012 3:44:20 PM
Apple is, and always will be, a cult.
I love their innovation, and spirit, but I havent bought an apple product since the Apple IIc.
In the late 80s and 90s it was Mac v. PC...I always went PC because it was simply more versatile with 3rd party vendor options.
The same is happening again. I will buy the products that Apple inspires in the competition. Dont get me wrong. I still think it is great what apple brings to the table. But when the rubber hits the road...I usually go with what Apple inspires.
8/6/2012 4:04:16 PM
Problem is cults tend to die off when their leader does. It has been a year, and despite strong sales, Apple is increasingly being looked at in a negative light, and under more fine of a microscope. Competition is gaining ground and moving faster that Apple can. Without Jobs and his OCD control over all aspects of the products, there will be more and more poor decisions made as the executive ranks scramble to try to do "what Steve would do", and to fulfill his legacy. Problem is, there is no next Steve Jobs. Not for Apple. The next Steve Jobs will be with some other company, maybe not even in the tech field.
8/6/2012 6:19:24 PM
Has Apple really been innovative since the original iPhone and the iMac? Better screen quality isn't innovation, that is simple evolution, in the way that a 1.2GHz processor is a natural evolution from a 1.1GHz processor. Sure, Apple WAS innovative when they first came out with their product lines, but then has sat back and just implemented features that others have already offered. Oh, and Siri...can't forget the feature that SHOULD work on older devices, but can't due to Apple wanting to push their latest generation iPhone.
What really NEW feature has Apple put out that others did not have in some way, shape, or form? A nice physical design that has not changed much in five years still shows that innovation at Apple is a rare thing.
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