Apple is continuing to chop away at shipping Google-owned services with iOS 6. We already know that the new iPhone will not come with Google Maps and now we know that it won’t come with the default YouTube app. “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,” stated Apple.
I would say that one of the reasons why Apple is interested in chopping the YouTube app off of iOS 6 is because the YouTube app has not changed much since the original iPhone. If Google continues to seize control of the application and updates for it on the App Store, we will see more enhanced updates.