Removal of Built-In YouTube App From iPhone Was Google's Decision

Hunter Walk, former YouTube product lead, reveals that the removal of the built-in YouTube app with the launch of iOS 6 was Google's decision, not Apple's.

In a series of Tweets, Walk gives us some history on the agreement between the two companies and why Google decided to end Apple's license. The decision was a controversial one even within the YouTube team. At the time, many users believed it was Apple's call.

Apple approached YouTube abt being default app on 1st iPhone. Making it happen ensured the "YouTube of mobile" was YouTube itself....

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