Apple says its next version of the operating system for its portable devices won’t have a pre-installed YouTube application. That won’t mean you can’t watch clips on your Apple device – it’s just that you’ll have to go through your web browser to do so.
Meanwhile, Google – which owns YouTube – is also working on a downloadable app.
All this is part of what appears to be a trend to divorce Apple products from Google’s wares. Back in June, Apple said the next version of its operating system would ditch Google Maps for an Apple-created version.
Google has its own operating system for smartphones that compete with the iPhone.