Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 18:34 UTC
Apple Well, this is interesting. Apple has released iOS 6 beta 4, and it removes one of the staples of iOS, included since its very first release with the first iPhone: beta 4 does not include the YouTube application. YouTube is owned by Google, so that could be an explanation. However, unless Google has its own iOS YouTube application ready, iOS 6 could lead to a lot of unhappy iPhone and iPad users. The large websites with sources inside Apple are probably hard at work trying to find out what's going on here - could just be a bug, or maybe a way to gauge public response by causing news sites and blogs to post about it. Huh. Update: thank god for sites with clout: The Verge confirms that Google is working on a stand-alone iOS YouTube application. Good news for users, since the stock one wasn't particularly good to begin with.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 6th Aug 2012 20:54 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

So can Google remove support for H.264 from Youtube now? iOS was the primary reason for keeping it, it seems.

Google long ago promised to drop H.264 from Chrome. That never happened. Now should be the time. And dropping it from Youtube would be even a bolder move.

Edited 2012-08-06 20:57 UTC

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