Tuesday, September 11, 2012
YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the latest fallout from the growing hostility between Google and Apple.
The changes are being made because Google Inc. and Apple Inc. didn't renew a five-year licensing agreement that established YouTube's video service as one of the built-in applications in the operating system that runs the iPhone and iPad.
YouTube is being bumped from the menu of pre-installed apps on the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, which could be released as early as Wednesday when the latest iPhone is expected to be unveiled.
Google is making a pre-emptive strike on Tuesday with the release of a revamped YouTube application in an attempt to stay connected with the tens of millions of people who own iPhones and iPads.