Apple to ditch iPhone YouTube app

Apple to ditch iPhone YouTube app

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 11: WWDC attendees walk by posters for the new OSX Mountain Lion operating system and iOS 6 operating system for iPhone following the keynote address at the Apple 2012 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West on June 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple unveiled a slew of new hardware and software updates at the company's annual developer conference which runs through June 15. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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KMOV.com

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 9:23 AM

   Apple says the next version of its software for the iPhone and iPad won't come with a pre-installed YouTube application.

   Users will be able to play YouTube videos in the Web browser, says Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller. Google Inc., which owns YouTube, is also working on a downloadable app, she says.

   Muller says Apple Inc.'s license to include the YouTube app has expired, but did not explain why it hasn't been extended.

   Google says it's working with Apple to ensure a quality YouTube experience.

   Google has its own operating system for smartphones that compete with the iPhone. Apple has sued companies that use it, saying it copies features from the iPhone. In June, Apple said the next version of its operating system will replace Google Maps with an Apple app.
 

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