SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. said Google Inc.’s YouTube won’t be included in the next version of the software used in the iPhone and iPad, the latest evidence of escalating competition between the companies.
As Google has pushed into the smartphone market, the relationship between the companies has frayed. Google’s Android software is now the world’s largest operating system for smartphones.
Apple also plans to replace Google’s maps application with its own in the next iOS release.
A license has expired that allowed the company to include YouTube, a spokeswoman for Apple said. As a result, the YouTube app won’t come pre-installed on future iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices or if a user downloads iOS 6 to existing devices.