• YouTube App on iOS no longer there after iOS 6 Beta 4 update.


    Has anyone the privilege of participating in the beta program? Can you if your YouTube app is now removed too? It appears to no longer be there on my installation on both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

    Looks like we're going to have rely on an official app from Google in the near future... which is fine by me, but Apple just started incorporating the share features in iOS 6 that were once missing.

    If you discover any other new features or missing old ones, share them here.

    I'm not going to lie, I hope I'm wrong, I've grown to like that little app.

    EDIT: Looks like as I was posting this, theverge.com was busy getting a statement from Apple as they noticed too.
    LINK to TheVerge

    Apple's Statement here: 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 article was originally published in forum thread: OFFICIAL iOS 6 pre-release thread - keep all discussion here! started by Treatz View original post
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    1. Lazybones's Avatar
      Lazybones -
      They have purchase 3 leading edge Map technology companies over the last few years.... what ever they build it will likely bet different than what we have now... However I suspect there will be a lot of equivalent features to what google is doing on android.
    1. formercanuck's Avatar
      formercanuck -
      Just 'please' don't go to the dark side and use Bing(o) maps ?
    1. chesbak's Avatar
      chesbak -
      I barely use google maps anymore anyway with Yelp and Waze.. what else do I need GM for?
    1. Baldilocks's Avatar
      Baldilocks -
      I think it will be a good thing. Hopefully they implement native turn by turn navigation, etc..
    1. Supa_Fly's Avatar
      Supa_Fly -
      Quote Originally Posted by Baldilocks View Post
      I think it will be a good thing. Hopefully they implement native turn by turn navigation, etc..
      Initially sounds great but there are concerns before features are considered:
      History of emails, SMS, MMS links on iOS (previous if implemented in iOS6) if these links will work?
      What of accurate Traffic, public transit (bus/train/light-rail), and walking mapping functionality users are used to?
      How will current applications using existing API's be able to use any new mapping solution? Will a re-write of developers be required? Just how difficult will the rewrite be? Will this depend on whether or not a map is invoked to launch outside the application vs a map invoked within the application using the API?

      So change is good but how much work will it take developers outside of Apple for users to enjoy?
    1. Lazybones's Avatar
      Lazybones -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prom1 View Post
      Initially sounds great but there are concerns before features are considered:
      History of emails, SMS, MMS links on iOS (previous if implemented in iOS6) if these links will work?
      What of accurate Traffic, public transit (bus/train/light-rail), and walking mapping functionality users are used to?
      How will current applications using existing API's be able to use any new mapping solution? Will a re-write of developers be required? Just how difficult will the rewrite be? Will this depend on whether or not a map is invoked to launch outside the application vs a map invoked within the application using the API?

      So change is good but how much work will it take developers outside of Apple for users to enjoy?
      Apple has been very good with their APIs and since the location services API is an iOS API layer on top of the actual map functions, I suspect it will be a drop in replacement just taking over the same calls. The question of map urls in email etc is another story... I don't think they can get away with redirecting them to their own service... It might start opening them in safari in which case the basic maps functions are provided by google in a mobile interface anyway so it should not be that bad.
    1. RobertHodgson's Avatar
      RobertHodgson -
      I hope they will finaly add voice guidance to the maps
    1. Doolie's Avatar
      Doolie -
      I just use Skobbler with the Open Maps project. It has outstanding voice turn by turn navigation. It's free and I can download ahead of time. It's already way better than Google on Android.

      Addendum: You can also install customized voices.
    1. ALSHugh's Avatar
      ALSHugh -
      It makes sense for Apple to move away from a map system provided by their main competitor. I'm actually really looking forward to see what comes of this.
    1. Train784's Avatar
      Train784 -
      Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
      Just 'please' don't go to the dark side and use Bing(o) maps ?
      That's exactly what I'm scared of.
    1. Doolie's Avatar
      Doolie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Train784 View Post
      That's exactly what I'm scared of.
      I am just glad there have always been alternatives to Google. Thank the Lords.
    1. formercanuck's Avatar
      formercanuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by Train784 View Post
      That's exactly what I'm scared of.
      that's what happened to the Palm Pre. Touchpad came with Bing, Palm Pre 'had' Google Maps. 1 update adds Skype, but swapsout Google Maps for Bing.
    1. formercanuck's Avatar
      formercanuck -
      Looks like its an inhouse map, from acquired companies.
      http://allthingsd.com/20120511/apple...?mod=obnetwork
    1. EliteABombAZ's Avatar
      EliteABombAZ -
      Google will likely offer a Maps App in Appstore anyway.
    1. Supa_Fly's Avatar
      Supa_Fly -
      Quote Originally Posted by Doolie View Post
      I am just glad there have always been alternatives to Google. Thank the Lords.
      There has always been alternatives, valid, against GoogleMaps.
      nokia has purchased a company and to be honest I think its the largest asset.
      Bing Maps - another purchase and quite frankly horrible.

      The issue I have with Google maps is although its great - especially the first person view - its not up to date. I just went somewhere in Hamilton where I lived for a brief time, at the exact street corner. The school right across the street has changed so drastically (completely rebuilt affecting the neighbouring park), Google Maps does not come close. Another example is my hood where I used to live in North York - again so much has changed in 10yrs I honestly find GMaps almost useless for new locations I've never been.


      Mapping needs to be live and accurate - else its useless.
    1. LIVEFRMNYC's Avatar
      LIVEFRMNYC -
      Quote Originally Posted by EliteABombAZ View Post
      Google will likely offer a Maps App in Appstore anyway.
      I'm pretty sure Google will include it's free turn by turn navigation now since it's no longer iPhone's default maps.
    1. Windsor43's Avatar
      Windsor43 -
      I guess this would mean that there would be no more Street View then. That would suck.
    1. Doolie's Avatar
      Doolie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Windsor43 View Post
      I guess this would mean that there would be no more Street View then. That would suck.
      Isn't street view available with the Google Earth App?
    1. Steveanderson13's Avatar
      Steveanderson13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prom1 View Post
      The issue I have with Google maps is ...its not up to date....The school right across the street has changed so drastically (completely rebuilt affecting the neighbouring park),... Google Maps does not come close. ...Mapping needs to be live and accurate - else its useless.
      Are you talking about street view? How would you resolve that? How would you make it live? Permanent street-corner cameras?
    1. Doolie's Avatar
      Doolie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Prom1 View Post
      There has always been alternatives, valid, against GoogleMaps.
      nokia has purchased a company and to be honest I think its the largest asset.
      Bing Maps - another purchase and quite frankly horrible.

      The issue I have with Google maps is although its great - especially the first person view - its not up to date. I just went somewhere in Hamilton where I lived for a brief time, at the exact street corner. The school right across the street has changed so drastically (completely rebuilt affecting the neighbouring park), Google Maps does not come close. Another example is my hood where I used to live in North York - again so much has changed in 10yrs I honestly find GMaps almost useless for new locations I've never been.


      Mapping needs to be live and accurate - else its useless.
      I notice with Google Street View, much the same. Some parts of town here get updated often, where others haven't been updated in years. It might be that Street View gets paid by big chain companies to update images. I know with Satellite View, companies can pay for advertising such as logos on roof tops.