No more YouTube for iPhone users
YouTube, which is owned by Google-the biggest rival of Apple, will be tuned out of iPhone. Very soon iPhone users won’t be able to use YouTube app on their handsets. Sources say that Apple won’t include the YouTube app in iOS 6, as its licensing deal with YouTube is ending. Now the question arises how will iPhone users use YouTube? They will have to go to the YouTube website from the Safari browser and get access to the videos.
This move by Apple can reduce YouTube hits. “Apple is leery of offering Google any mind-share in its iOS,” said Josh Crandall, principal analyst for Netpop Research.
“When launching the iPhone, Apple made use of the YouTube and Maps technology to build innovative mobile apps. But since Google developed the Android OS, Apple is increasingly wary of Google’s footprints in iOS,” he told MacNewsWorld.
This could mean Google — as in Google the search engine — could eventually be squeezed out of Apple devices. Apple has already removed the Google Maps application from iOS.
“Apple has never been one to ignore commercial opportunities or cut competitors any sort of break,” said Charles King, principal analyst for Pund-IT. “In fact, the potential value of localized ad revenues made it a no-brainer, and you could make the same point about rumors that Apple will eventually replace Google — which is the default on iPhones — with another search engine.”
Google and Apple are not ready to respond to any queries regarding this matter- TMT