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iOS 6 Beta 4 Is In, YouTube Is Out

With iOS 6 beta 4 now public, there are some interesting updates coming to light. The first thing that’ll catch your eye is the missing YouTube icon. Yes, you read it right. The five year marriage between Apple & Google is over. YouTube and Maps have no place in iOS 6 as preinstalled apps. Google will have to submit its own YouTube iOS app to Apple and get it approved.

iOS 6 beta 4 screenshot
They will have to do the same for Google Maps as well. The explanation is simple and has been provided by Apple itself with a statement sent to The Verge.

“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.”

This was an expected outcome of the frosty relationship between Google and Apple. Back when the iPhone launched in 2007, the relationship between the two companies was much better. Android was just a secret Andy Rubin project at that time, but since Android has hit the surface, everything has changed. In place of the old app, we now have the Maps app, which is much better than Google Maps.

We were wondering if with the new iOS 6 users will be able to upload videos to YouTube. If you are a regular YouTube user, you’ll love the answer: you can still take your best videos and upload them to the most popular video channel on the net.

Another change shipped with iOS 6 Beta 4 is related to privacy settings. As we mentioned before, Apple is poised to make the most secure mobile OS ever with iOS 6. The Privacy tab is one of the most visible tools Apple can use to achieve that. With the latest beta release, we now have a Bluetooth Sharing enable/disable option as well as, social media sharing options. In other words, under the Privacy tab you’ll be able to allow or deny apps the use of any private data.

This is just a glance at a few of the new iOS 6 beta 4 updates. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted about the latest features you’ll definitely love when the iOS 6 becomes public sometime in September.

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