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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YouTube is HTML5
by Macrat on Mon 6th Aug 2012 19:16 UTC
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

An app isn't needed.

YouTube supports HTML5.

http://www.youtube.com/html5

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RE: YouTube is HTML5
by FunkyELF on Mon 6th Aug 2012 19:42 in reply to "YouTube is HTML5"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

lol... that's funny.

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RE: YouTube is HTML5
by Mellin on Mon 6th Aug 2012 23:18 in reply to "YouTube is HTML5"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

only on videos without ads

"Videos with ads are not supported (they will play in the Flash player)"

Edited 2012-08-06 23:19 UTC

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RE[2]: YouTube is HTML5
by Macrat on Tue 7th Aug 2012 02:13 in reply to "RE: YouTube is HTML5"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

only on videos without ads

"Videos with ads are not supported (they will play in the Flash player)"


Pretty funny statement considering that in other forums, lovers of the app say they use it to avoid the ads that appear in the mobile web site. :-)

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RE: YouTube is HTML5
by henderson101 on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:42 in reply to "YouTube is HTML5"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

More to the point - didn't Google create the Youtube app, or at least "those who created the YouTube app would now work for Google"? That's how I understood it. The app was created for Apple by YouTube/Google. So, maybe there's no need for concern at this point. On the other hand, having seen the mess that is the iOS Gmail app, let's hope the iOS Google+ team members had more to do with it that the iOS Gmail developers!!

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