Apple Inc’s new version of its iPhone and iPad software will not include a pre-loaded app for Google Inc’s popular video website, YouTube, Apple said on Monday.
Users will be able to play YouTube videos in the Web browser, says Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller. Google Inc., which owns YouTube, is also working on a downloadable app, she says.
News of YouTube’s disappearance from Apple’s mobile software came as Apple released a new test version on Monday of the iOS 6 software, which for the first time did not include the YouTube app. The final version of iOS 6 is due for release sometime in the Fall.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, the upcoming iOS 6, which will be the OS the iPhone 5 will run on, is scalable to a taller display. Using some tweaks in the iOS simulator application that is included in the iOS development tools, 9to5Mac reports that they were able to run the simulator at a display resolution of 640 x 1136. This was tested with both the upcoming iOS 6.0 and the current public release of iOS 5.1. The iOS 5.1 simulator displayed the home screen with a stretched set of four rows of icons. The iOS 6, on the other hand, displayed five complete rows of icons. This may confirm the rumours that Apple were testing for taller displays.
Back in mid-May, 9to5Mac reported that the next-generation iPhone would feature a taller display that comes in at 3.999 inches diagonally with a resolution of 640 x 1136. At this resolution, Apple would be retaining the current horizontal length of the iPhone display, and only increasing the height. Read more