Apple Releases iOS 6 Beta 4 to Developers, YouTube App Removed

By Monday, August 6, 2012 0 , , , Permalink 0

The fourth version of the iOS 6 beta is currently being given out to developers as and over the air update and the developer website should soon be updated with new builds notes BGR.

The new iOS will be made available to all iOS devices, probably in September, alongside the rumored launch of iPad mini. The iOS 6 is going to provide around 200 new features inducing the likes of Apple’s own 3D maps, integrated Facebook support, new Siri features that will enable users to search movies, make reservations, new iCloud features, updated Mail app among others.

One thing that is going to take users by surprise is that Apple has decided to get rid of the YouTube app this time around. 9to5mac first reported about this but, it wasn’t confirmed initially if this was a permanent change.

The Verge contacted Apple and a spokesperson did confirm that that change was permanent and the reason is that the YouTube license for iOS has ended. “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,” said the spokesperson.

The change log has been made available by BGR here.