Apple has scrapped the YouTube app from the upcoming iOS 6.
Google working on new YouTube app
The firm's next mobile operating system is due this autumn but won't come with Google's YouTube app. 9to5mac noticed the app was missing from the beta 4 version of iOS 6 meaning it won't appear on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with the latest version. See also: FAQ: Apple iOS 6.
Apple said in statement to The Verge: "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."
A YouTube spokesperson said: "We are working with Apple to ensure we have the best possible YouTube experience for iOS users."
The news comes after Apple announced it was dropping Google Maps from the OS in favour of its own app. It is expected that iOS 6 will make its debut on the highly anticipated iPhone 5 which could launch on 12 September along with an iPad Mini.