Apple (AAPL) released a new version of its iOS 6 software on Monday, and one of the platform’s core apps was missing: YouTube. Some speculated that the omission was a bug, while others suggested that Apple’s dedicated app for the Google-owned (GOOG) service had been ousted for good. As it turns out, the latter is in fact the case. “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,” an Apple spokesperson told The Verge. Apple has chosen not to renew its licensing agreement, and YouTube will join Google Maps as another Google service ousted from Apple’s core iOS apps.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.