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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 7th Aug 2012 05:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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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"
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2011-08-08

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

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 7th Aug 2012 06:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

MPEG-LA didn't really hide that they are worried, and OSNews even reported it:

http://www.osnews.com/story/23335/Patent_Troll_Larry_Horn_of_MPEG-L...

MPEG-LA wouldn't make noise, if they had nothing to worry about.

The ignorance really is in insisting the Web should use closed codecs. It means not learning from previous mistakes.

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