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New YouTube App for iPhone iOS 6 reviews
If you’re like me, you have an iPhone… and love it. You probably also watch YouTube videos on it. Well, today Apple released their new operating system (update) iOS 6, and one of the changes that comes along with it is the removal of their native YouTube app. The relationship between Google and Apple has been changing now that they’re pretty much in direct competition in the smart phone market with the iPhone and Android phones, so Apple is moving away from including Google apps like Google maps and YouTube, and Google has said that they feel the only ones who can make the best YouTube app are YouTube themselves anyway.
The new app is great for content creators like myself because it allows for ads to be shown. With about 30% of my video views being on mobile, that means a good increase in the revenue I make from my YouTube videos. It may (hopefully) also mean that music videos through Vevo will soon be allowed to be shown on mobile devices too (since they’re all currently being blocked because the record labels couldn’t monetize them).
I also think the new app offers a better user experience with the ability to do more while watching a video like comment, subscribe, and rate. For some reason you still can’t click on links within the video description though, which seems bizarre to me… I’m not sure why they don’t enable that, unless it’s just because they don’t want people to navigate away from the app.
I just saw a couple of good reviews of the app from people I watch on YouTube that you might be interested to check out:
Richard G. Reynolds did this one on his BusterSenshi channel that’s a shorter opinionated review:
And Tim Schmoyer did this one on the reelseo channel that’s more of an in-depth overview:
Do you like the new YouTube app better than the previous one? Anything that especially stands out to you that was included (or not included) in it? Let me know in the comments below!