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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by ilovebeer on Tue 7th Aug 2012 05:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

Without going into comparative review of merits of VP8 vs H.264 - let's agree they are on par quality wise (or at least close enough to be competitors).

Nobody should agree to that but we can't really discuss why without getting into all the comparatives you want to avoid. Which, by the way, is taking a lot of effort for me to resist doing right now.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 7th Aug 2012 05:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Nobody i.e. those who don't know anything about codecs. Apple obviously know more than "nobody", that's why they and MPEG-LA see VP8 as a threat.

Edited 2012-08-07 05:41 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by ilovebeer on Tue 7th Aug 2012 05:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

The ignorance and irony in that comment is overwhelming... Wow......and not in a good way.

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