The war between Apple and Google going more wider. Apple released a test version of its coming iOS 6 operating system and
developers promptly noticed that the YouTube app was missing from its lineup of built-in apps.
Apple said in a statement that “our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended.” It added that owners of its devices would be able to use their Web browsers to view YouTube videos, and that Google was working on a new YouTube app that would be available through the Apple App Store.
In response, YouTube issued a statement: “We are working with Apple to ensure we have the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users.”
The iPhone app has contributed many of the half a billion mobile playbacks of YouTube videos that users watch each day. But as Apple noted, there will be other ways to watch YouTube videos.