When Apple released iOS 6 to the public the YouTube app was quietly removed. The missing YouTube app and Apple’s change from Google maps to their on in house mapping solutions are clear signs Apple wants to remove Google from the core apps on iOS devices.
iPhone users have been able to download the YouTube in the App Store to reinstall it, but until today iPad users had to rely on using YouTube in Safari or other third-party apps.
Today, Google has updated the YouTube app in the App Store to support the iPad, iPhone 5 and AirPlay. The new application also includes improvements to playlists, voice over, and more.
You love watching YouTube on the go—in fact—more than 25 percent of all YouTube watching happens on mobile. This past September you got the YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch to make it easier to find and share the videos and channels you love on YouTube, and you made us the #1 free app in the App Store for two months. Since then, we’ve been hard at work to improve the app based on your feedback.
There is no official word on when Google maps will be available for iOS, but Apple is likely to approve the app once Google submits it. Apple went as far as recommending other third-party apps once users started complaining about Apple mapping solution with iOS 6.
If you have been waiting to reinstall the YouTube app on your iPad here is the link to the official YouTube app.
What’s New in Version 188.8.131.5236
* Optimized for iPad and iPhone 5
* Stream videos with AirPlay
* Tap logo to open your Guide of channels
* Add and remove videos from your playlists
* Clickable links in video descriptions
* Improved accessibility with VoiceOver