This is great news. In 5 years I can’t remember a single time I’ve used the YouTube app other when I get redirected to it from a link somewhere else. Apple dropping it from iOS 6 means there’ll be one less system app in my folder of apps that I can’t delete.

Update: Several clever folks have pointed out what I never realized: by disabling the YouTube app in Settings → General → Restrictions, the app icon will be removed and any links to YouTube you come across in Safari or Twitter or email will send you to the YouTube site in Safari.

The YouTube App Will Not Be Included in iOS 6