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[font=georgia,serif][b][size=5]Apple confirms native YouTube app is going bye-bye in iOS 6[/size]
YouTube's mobile site still works, and users can still watch through Safari.[/b][/font]

[font=georgia,serif]If you were one of the remaining loyal users of YouTube's dedicated app on iOS, you're in for a disappointment once iOS 6 is released this fall. Apple confirmed it is dropping the default app from its list, though iOS users will be able to continue watching and interacting with YouTube in other ways.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]Developers first began discovering the absence of the native YouTube app after Apple [url="http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/06/ios-6-beta-4-removes-dedicated-youtube-app/"]released an update[/url] to the iOS 6 beta on Monday afternoon. It wasn't immediately clear why YouTube wasn't included as part of iOS 6 Beta 4, but Apple later issued a statement to [url="http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/6/3223775/apple-youtube-ios6"]the Verge[/url] confirming its intent.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]"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," the company said.[/font]

[font=georgia,serif]Indeed, many YouTube aficionados had already begun using [url="http://youtube.com/mobile/"]YouTube's new and improved mobile site[/url] over the default app

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No surprise there.

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An upside of this is that Google can now update it whenever it likes and probably has a much greater freedom over its design, not that it matters to me because Apple has abandoned my device...
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just put ProTube on the Appstore instead of just on the Cydia market and we will be good. :)

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This is good news, the default one was pathetic.

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Yay :)

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The Youtube app was horrible :/ I always hated it

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Much easier to use the YouTube mobile site without getting redirected to another app, no matter what kind of phone you're on (Android, iPhone)

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