YouTube offers own iPhone app to fill looming void
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - YouTube is being reprogrammed for the iPhone and iPad amid the growing hostility between Apple and the video service's owner, Google.
The new format debuted on Tuesday with the release of a new YouTube application that will introduce more advertising and more videos on Apple's devices.
The changes are being made because Google and Apple didn't renew a five-year licensing agreement that established YouTube as one of the built-in applications in the operating system that runs the iPhone and iPad.
YouTube is being bumped from the menu of pre-installed apps on the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, or iOS, which could be released as early as Wednesday, when the latest iPhone is expected to be unveiled.