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Geek Smack! episode 234Tech News:
RUMORS iPhone 6
Curiosity – Rover Memes
The rumor mill is really in upheaval today as we find out Apple is not including the old, outdated YouTube app in the next itteration of iOS. This is not a big surprise, as Apple is ousting other parts of Google off the phone, including Google Maps, for Apple’s own version of maps.
It’s not that you couldn’t re-install these applications – At least, I hope we can. It’s just that Apple is taking programs like this in their own hands. It makes sense: People who buy computers or smartphones will most likely use the items that are loaded on the device. That was why IE6 was so hard to kill – Internet Explorer was adopted the default browser simply because it came pre-loaded.
I DO expect the option to change to Google maps or have a YouTube app installed. If Apple was to block those options, you might see some Anti-trust issues arise.
I just hope they also allow a choice of default browser. I use Chrome more than Safari on my iPad, and would love that to be my main browser.
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