Present since the iPhone launch in 2007, the YouTube application disappeared from the fourth beta version of iOS 6 operating system, thereby increasing the sense of the impending divorce between Apple and Google.
After replacing Google Maps with the mapping and navigation service from Apple, YouTube is the second Google product eliminated, the only link between the two companies is now the search service. Apple has raised the expiry of a licensing agreement, but this reason is pretty thin considering that the APIs that allow customers to create YouTube is free and available to anyone.
If the replacement of Google Maps could be a problem for users due to poor coverage of certain countries, I don’t know if anyone will cry for the missing Youtube application from iOS. Of course, users with a good internet connection will suffer because they no longer will be able to access the application in a native manner.
Remained outdated for a long time, the YouTube client offered by Apple was surpassed by the HTML5 interface provided by the site and with iOS 6, the file upload function will be provided by Safari, which will now allow this type of operation too. In addition, Google said it is already working on a stand-alone version of the application, which provides to those who prefer a dedicated application to all the new features that Apple has ignored.