Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 18:34 UTC
Apple Well, this is interesting. Apple has released iOS 6 beta 4, and it removes one of the staples of iOS, included since its very first release with the first iPhone: beta 4 does not include the YouTube application. YouTube is owned by Google, so that could be an explanation. However, unless Google has its own iOS YouTube application ready, iOS 6 could lead to a lot of unhappy iPhone and iPad users. The large websites with sources inside Apple are probably hard at work trying to find out what's going on here - could just be a bug, or maybe a way to gauge public response by causing news sites and blogs to post about it. Huh. Update: thank god for sites with clout: The Verge confirms that Google is working on a stand-alone iOS YouTube application. Good news for users, since the stock one wasn't particularly good to begin with.
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There used to be an app for that
by frostbyte on Tue 7th Aug 2012 04:29 UTC
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2012-02-08

I remember some 3+ years ago with a Nokia N900 in hand I was told left and right the phone/platform sucked because it lacked apps. Most of the time I thought the reason iPhone had the "there's an app for that" was because ultimately its browser sucked and couldn't handle Flash.

Now that iOS has matured, it turns out many/most iOS users are watching YouTube via Safari, since the browser is better at it than the discrete app...

That is all, back to my shack I go.

Edited 2012-08-07 04:30 UTC

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