Google has supplied a bug repair to its iOS YouTube app, the primary replace to a serious Google iOS app since December, 9to5Google reviews. Although there’s been hypothesis that the rationale for the shortage of updates to iOS variations of Gmail, Docs, Search, and Photos is an try and keep away from Apple’s new privateness labels, Google has explicitly denied that was the case. The firm stated in a January twelfth weblog submit it could add the labels to its apps when updates have been out there:
As Google’s iOS apps are up to date with new options or to repair bugs, you’ll see updates to our app web page listings that embody the brand new App Privacy Details. These labels symbolize the utmost classes of knowledge that may very well be collected—which means if you happen to use each out there characteristic and repair within the app. The knowledge you present to Google merchandise delivers useful providers to you, and you may all the time management your privateness settings by visiting your Google Account or going on to the Google merchandise you employ on iOS.
Apple requires firms to use the privateness labels, which it launched on December 14th, earlier than they will replace present iOS apps. Some of Google’s different apps— Stadia, Authenticator, Translate, and Classroom, for instance— have obtained iOS updates already.
We’ve reached out to Google to ask if updates for the iOS variations of Gmail, Search, Docs and Photos are forthcoming, and can report again if we study extra.