In Aug 2012, iOS users began seeing that a default YouTube app had been private from Apple’s program in iOS 6 Beta 4, apropos permanent with a open entrance of a program in a tumble of 2012. For a 5 years prior, YouTube was a buttress on a iPhone, rising as a default app on iPhone OS as distant behind as a strange iPhone in 2007.
Animosity between Apple and many Android smartphone makers has been well-documented over a years, apropos abounding in 2012 by an ongoing lawsuit associated to Apple’s suing of Samsung for duplicating a iPhone pattern with Android devices, as good as an Apple lawsuit directed during Google-owned Motorola focusing on Slide-to-Unlock.
Now, in a array of Tweets, former YouTube worker Hunter Walk has pronounced that it was YouTube and Google’s preference not to replenish an agreement with Apple for YouTube on iOS, so that a association could “take behind control of a app” (via Business Insider).
…2012 iOS6, time for YouTube to take behind control of a app, that was still Apple-created. Made gutsy pierce to not replenish agreement…
— Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) June 30, 2017
Walk sent out scarcely one dozen Tweets on a subject final night, starting off by explaining how Apple approached Google for YouTube on a initial iPhone, Apple’s control of building a app, the miss of an central “YouTube” name on a icon, and a overall success of a app as a approach to tempt customers to buy an iPhone for video streaming.
When a permit agreements finished 5 years after in 2012, Walk pronounced YouTube’s time to take behind a app came, so a association — “still handling flattering exclusively from GOOG during that time” — done a move. Walk went on to Tweet that a preference paid off, with most consumers reinstalling a YouTube app from a iOS App Store on seeing that a default app had disappeared.
The former YouTube worker finished his array of Tweets, that he pronounced was probable since a “statue of stipulations on any nondisclosures” had expired, by stating that this duration of YouTube was “one of a many engaging material array of product decisions during my time during YouTube,” emphasizing that it was, “Not w/o debate internally.”
Google stays a default hunt engine on iOS devices, and in 2016 it came to light that Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep that standing on iPhones and iPads. In 2012, Apple private another default Google app from iPhone — Google Maps — and transposed it with Apple Maps in iOS 6.