Qik for iPhone Lands in the App Store -- Without Live Streaming

Popular live video streaming app, Qik -- previously available to Jailbreak users -- has finally landed in the iTunes App Store... without its live streaming capability. This version of Qik (Free - iTunes link) records video from an iPhone 3GS which you can later upload via Wi-Fi. (A tragedy given how well the beta for the full version works!).

Boy Genius caught the story, and gets all up in Apple's face about the continued crippling of applications, though we can't help but wonder if this again falls into AT&T's new prohibition against streaming apps, which saw SlingMedia Player relegated to Wi-Fi only status?

Apparently a 3G version has been submitted to Apple, but until and unless the FCC forces some answers, we may not see any movement on that either. Of course, the aforementioned, un-crippled Jailbreak version remains an option.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.