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Apple trying to go Google-free?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2012 19:52 User comments (7)

Apple trying to go Google-free? Apple has moved one step further from making its iOS operating system completely Google-free.
The company has removed the YouTube app from iOS 6 beta 4, the first time ever it has not been pre-loaded on iOS.

Since launch in 2007, the iPhone and other iOS devices have come with Google Search, Google Maps and YouTube apps pre-loaded.

Says Apple: "Our licence 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."

Apple has moved to their own maps apps, leaving just Search as the only Google product to be prominently used in iOS devices. Allegedly, Google must share over $1 billion in ad revenues with Apple, per year, for the right to have Google Search as the default search engine in Safari.

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7 user comments

17.8.2012 22:28

Its just a waste of apples time, since A HELL OF ALOT of users IOS, and android, use GOOGLE apps, search, mail etc, alot more than apple . I know i sure did. and still do. then dropped the ios for android, in a blink of an eye.

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28.8.2012 16:16

They remove YouTube but add Google Now?

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38.8.2012 17:11

Apple can move to another planet as far as I'm concerned.

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410.8.2012 4:00

Who needs Google anyway?

510.8.2012 4:19

I like Google Skymap and it annoys me that it is not available on iOS. I haven't found as good an app in the Apple store.

611.8.2012 10:23

A phone that relies so heavily on the internet for 99% of its features wants to be Google free? Good luck.

724.8.2012 11:02

in a nutshell Apple is all about making money rather than meeting consumer needs. Why should they "demand" an income from Google for providing what we need. From my perspective they should be paying to include the search enging!

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