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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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by darknexus on Tue 7th Aug 2012 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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I second that, plus google could build a webM decoder for iOS.

Sure, if you jailbreak. Otherwise, iOS is so locked down that what Apple says is law. By your logic, Adobe could've built a Flash player for iOS as well (although I'm rather glad that didn't happen). Bottom line: Apple says no WebM, no WebM. Period. Given what an amazing job Apple have done in the past at supporting open codecs, I'd say we could see a WebM player for iOS in, I don't know, a hundred years from now.

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