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YouTube Launches iOS App Just In Time for iPhone 5

By - Source: Engadget | B 8 comments

Google launches its standalone YouTube app for iOS 6.

Since the first iOS device hit the market, Apple has included a YouTube client to ensure iPhone users have a dedicated method for viewing cat videos.

Last month, Apple decided to pull the app from its upcoming iOS 6 along with Google's Maps application as a result of an expiring license agreement between the two companies.

Luckily for Apple's millions of dancing cat-loving fans, Google confirmed it would be making a standalone app available for iOS 6. And they didn't disappoint, releasing the new and improved YouTube for iOS just before Apple's big iPhone 5 reveal.

While iPhone 5 users will now have to manually download the app, the search giant promised a slew of improvements over the previously Apple-developed application.

The new app is now available on the iTunes with new features including access to more videos, an improved user interface, suggested search results as well as a new YouTube channel guide.

 

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    house70 , September 12, 2012 10:55 PM
    I wish TG wrote an article every time my every other app was updated, as well....
    It's just an app update; must be a slow news day..
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    Anonymous , September 12, 2012 11:47 PM
    I think Apple made a smart decision to go with a larger screen. I know I switched to a larger screened android device for the main reason that you can get more done. You can use your phone more for emails because you can see more of what you type, the keyboard is bigger, so its easier to type, you can actually see website text with the larger screen. I find myself not using my ipad or notebook, and use my phone more.
    I know Steve jobs probably settle on the 3.5" screen original due to wanting it to not be difficult to handle, but as you get used to the larger phones, you realize it is more useful. Although it is more difficult to use, you just need to put a Flygrip case on your phone, and it will make using your phone with one hand a pleasure. Apple should put them on as OEM. I think the small tablets are useless, go with a bigger iphone and a desktop. Thats all you need
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    eternalkp , September 12, 2012 11:49 PM
    apple version of youtube was crap
    i love google version. CC close caption, subtitles are now available.
    Foreign film, here i come.
    Google needs to enable HD for its app...please
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    hitman40_4 , September 13, 2012 12:47 AM
    eternalkpapple version of youtube was crapi love google version. CC close caption, subtitles are now available.Foreign film, here i come.Google needs to enable HD for its app...please

    In my opinion, this App is even worse than: The browser version. Why?

    -Ads now
    -Streaming quality judges your internet speed and adjusts

    So now I can't even pick high quality playing youtube in my car because I have 3g -__- Greaaattt
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    fb39ca4 , September 13, 2012 2:35 AM
    hitman40_4In my opinion, this App is even worse than: The browser version. Why?-Ads now-Streaming quality judges your internet speed and adjustsSo now I can't even pick high quality playing youtube in my car because I have 3g -__- Greaaattt

    If you have 3G then the video won't even load fast enough to watch it in HD. Though I would like to be able to set the resolution like on the web. 4G would be more than enough to use HD and this app would enable it, but I'm sure people would want to watch 240p to lessen the impact on the data caps.
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    spectrewind , September 13, 2012 4:11 AM
    house70I wish TG wrote an article every time my every other app was updated, as well....It's just an app update; must be a slow news day..


    Not sure why you are being voted down for this. I absolutely agree with you.

    Must be a lot of fruity fans in there.
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    SmaugTD , September 13, 2012 7:35 AM
    realllly interesting
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    jaquith , September 13, 2012 2:11 PM
    Quote:
    Luckily for Apple's millions of dancing cat-loving fans

    So the Authors are Trolling now? Hey if you hate Apple and want to make snarky comments then DON'T WRITE the article.
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