The browser by Apple named Safari, which was offered in June of 2007 for the first time for Windows, has been pulled from the product page on Apple’s main website, which was actually as of July 26th of this year, but not too long ago. I didn’t know this until I started looking for it.
The user statistics of Safari was 4.73% of the browser market currently, or before the links were pulled. I am guessing that Mac platforms were a huge majority of those statistics. But anyways, you can download Safari 5.7.1 for Windows still from one of the support pages from Apple’s website. I installed it and it works fine for me.
Apple recently, surely enough has removed Google’s Youtube app from iOS 6, over a licensing agreement that is now over in between the two giant technology companies. It’s the latest beta of iOS 6 (#4 to be exact), that no longer includes this app. It has been a regular app seen in all iOS home screens ever since the original iPhone. The reason behind this isn’t entirely straight forward though, as Apple’s official response so far is simply:
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.
The question that was raised was if Apple had tried to negotiate the licensing terms for the app’s being included in with iOS 6 with Google. Or if that was even an option, we don’t know yet. But honestly, with me using the Android, I normally do prefer the app for Youtube but the web browser suits me just fine if I am limited to only see Youtube that way only.
Last but not least, Apple’s newest Maps application no longer users Google’s map data anymore, so I am not sure how Apple is getting their map data then. I usually trust Apple with perfection though, their Maps app may still maintain it’s accurateness.