Since Apple removed the stock YouTube app in iOS 6 many users have flocked to the hugely popular third party YouTube app Jasmine for their YouTube fix. Jasmine has just received an update today which adds in some nice new features but unfortunately, Google / YouTube have insisted that some features be taken away too.
Apple has added the iPad mini promo video that was shown during today's announcement to their official YouTube channel. In this video, Jony Ive describes the goals and design process behind the iPad mini and why 7.9" is the perfect size (and he of course says "aluminum" at some point!), Michael Tchao talks about why "mini" is great and some of the iPad mini's specs, Dan Ricco explains how to get all the same feature of the iPad into the smaller iPad mini, and more.
Google has unleashed its own YouTube app for the iPhone today. Google has built the app with the help of YouTube engineers with the aim of giving iPhone and iPod touch users the best mobile experience. You may recall that Apple removed the YouTube app from iOS 6 beta 4 and later confirmed that Apple’s license to include the YouTube app within iOS had ended. Apple claimed that Google was working on its own app and today it has arrived in the App Store.
Apple has removed the set of three Genius ads from its website and YouTube channel with no explanation; they have just vanished. The three ads were originally aired during the Olympic Games London 2012 opening ceremony and received a very mixed reception. The ads were quite different to anything Apple had done in the past and mixed strange situations with bit of humor.
Do you use the current YouTube app a lot and does this move upset you? Did you long ago switch to the more feature-rich if not always as natively functional YouTube.com site, so you're good? Or do you simply not use YouTube?
Vote in the poll above, comment in the comments below, and let me know -- how big a deal is Apple dumping the built-in YouTube app on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad?
iOS 6 beta 4 removes the native YouTube app from the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This isn't a huge surprise. As we reported back in May, Apple is apparently going to use iOS 6 to remove as much of Google as possible from their mobile operating system. Access to iOS user data is hugely valuable to Google, and Apple doesn't want Google having that kind of competitive advantage. That's why Apple has gone to the trouble of building their own native iOS 6 maps app, that's why they're using Siri to intermediate and broker queries away from Google, and it could also be why the YouTube app is gone from the iOS Home screen.
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