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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Thank you Apple
8/6/2012 5:35:22 PM
I was just forced to get an iPhone at work and I hate the thing. I love using my piece of crap $40 prepaid ZTE Score with wifi. The apps I get on Android are killer compared to the iPhone given that the iPhone should be so much better based on the superior hardware in my case. But things like no widgets and a classic Apple dill hole move... no "right-click" (meaning: only a home button and long press is near non-existent.). I used my Android device as a company phone for a month and using K9 mail client and Corporate Addressbook I was able to rock the socks off of our exchange server. (Heck the default client could access exchange too. Too bad it sucked lol. K9 FTW!)
Anyway, just my impressions after using them side by side.
As for the YouTube move, thank you Apple! I hate how I can't delete these stupid icons off of my BUSINESS phone. I guess our IT dept could have deleted them for us but I detect Apple and Google moneygrubbing keeps them on there. So I am forced to jimmy-rig my desktop by burying unwanted crap in folders and on other screens. BS.
RE: Thank you Apple
8/7/2012 12:36:14 PM
Not sure why I got rated down. If someone knows how to help me cope I would appreciate it.
Maybe I got rated down for not using strong enough language. I shoud've gone with "dick wad"
RE: Thank you Apple
8/7/2012 1:10:13 PM
It's because you said you hate the iphone...
"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone." -- Steve Jobs
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