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(USA Today)   Don't worry, Apple fanboys. The lack of a preloaded YouTube app in Apple's new mobile browser is an enhancement, not a shortcoming   (usatoday.com) divider line 119
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2012-08-07 08:48:59 AM
OH MY GOD I WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE APP STORE AND DOWNLOAD A DIFFERENT ONE PUBLISHED THERE DIRECTLY BY GOOGLE THAT WILL TAKE LIKE NEARLY TWENTY EXTRA SECONDS (IF I FORGET MY PASSWORD TWICE)

WHAT DO?

WHAAAAT DOOOOOOOO?????????
 
2012-08-07 08:49:33 AM
It actually is. I hate having to use limited space for a youtube app that I almost never use on mobile devices that have limited RAM and processor speed.

I really don't need a bunch of apps that are thrown on my device and then I have to mess around with trying to remove them.before I get the ones I want.
 
2012-08-07 08:51:24 AM
Good. I hate that app.
 
2012-08-07 08:51:50 AM
No youtube, but you still get the internet, on which you can find youtube.

I'm no Applekind, but meh.

The Apple/Samsung biatch-fight is much more interesting than this.
 
2012-08-07 08:52:13 AM
Well, it is an enhancement. Now Google can upate the app at their leisure rather than wait for Apple to push an OS update. The YouTube web app has been superior to the built-in app for a couple years now anyway.
 
2012-08-07 08:52:35 AM
Why anyone wants to watch streaming video on any smartphone's postage stamp screen is beyond me. But yeah, pretty much done in one.
 
2012-08-07 08:52:45 AM
Not that I want to discourage trolling Apple fanboys, but come on, at least pick something that's actually going to matter for more than the 2 housewives in South Dakota who love the Youtube app and won't know how to get Youtube videos without it.
 
2012-08-07 08:52:55 AM
Kind of like dropping maps. I wonder what Safari's default search engine will be.
 
2012-08-07 08:55:23 AM

hosalabad: Kind of like dropping maps. I wonder what Safari's default search engine will be.


Lycos or Alta Vista, with a lame cover html to hide the source.
 
2012-08-07 08:56:16 AM
Damned, dirty Apps.
 
2012-08-07 08:58:26 AM
actually it's a casualty
 
2012-08-07 08:59:34 AM
so instead of Safari i have to use Google Chrome?
 
2012-08-07 09:01:14 AM
Well that settles it. I'm getting a Jitterbug.
 
2012-08-07 09:02:43 AM

Elzar: Why anyone wants to watch streaming video on any smartphone's postage stamp screen is beyond me. But yeah, pretty much done in one.


iOS is used for both the iPhone and the iPad. The iPad has a 10 inch screen and can mirror its display via AirPlay to an Apple TV. My second generation iPad is pretty farking powerful.
 
2012-08-07 09:04:10 AM
This doesn't affect Facebook or Instagram, so 75% of iOS users will not even notice it.

/iOS user
//please let me delete Newsstand
 
2012-08-07 09:04:30 AM
It is a great news, now Google can actually release a good Youtube app instead of whatever Apple halfbaked in.
 
2012-08-07 09:04:34 AM

cman: Elzar: Why anyone wants to watch streaming video on any smartphone's postage stamp screen is beyond me. But yeah, pretty much done in one.

iOS is used for both the iPhone and the iPad. The iPad has a 10 inch screen and can mirror its display via AirPlay to an Apple TV. My second generation iPad is pretty farking powerful.


iOS 7 will be better cause 7 is a better "numeral" than 6
 
2012-08-07 09:05:37 AM

Elzar: Why anyone wants to watch streaming video on any smartphone's postage stamp screen is beyond me. But yeah, pretty much done in one.


Either your smartphone was made before 2010 or you are buying stamps for interplanetary mail.
 
2012-08-07 09:06:20 AM
Just upgraded to a Samsung GSIII so I'm getting a real kick....
 
2012-08-07 09:07:37 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: cman: Elzar: Why anyone wants to watch streaming video on any smartphone's postage stamp screen is beyond me. But yeah, pretty much done in one.

iOS is used for both the iPhone and the iPad. The iPad has a 10 inch screen and can mirror its display via AirPlay to an Apple TV. My second generation iPad is pretty farking powerful.

iOS 7 will be better cause 7 is a better "numeral" than 6


7 is a letter.
 
2012-08-07 09:08:25 AM
I've had my 3GS since June 2009 and have maybe used the YouTube app 4 times, so feh.

Of much bigger concern is that the new map app doesn't do public transportation.
 
2012-08-07 09:08:29 AM
maybe in Algebra class. but this is calculus biatch.. dx/dy == SATAN
 
2012-08-07 09:09:14 AM

vudukungfu: hosalabad: Kind of like dropping maps. I wonder what Safari's default search engine will be.

Lycos or Alta Vista, with a lame cover html to hide the source.


So.... Hotbot?
 
2012-08-07 09:09:41 AM
Meh. You can take the app off my Android as well. If i want it I'll download myself. Once apple starts blocking the app altogether or starts preventing videos from playing from the website then let me know.
 
2012-08-07 09:11:00 AM
The youtube preloaded app sux SUX SUCKS!! So glad it going away. Never use the damn thing anyway.
 
2012-08-07 09:12:36 AM

BeesNuts: No youtube, but you still get the internet, on which you can find youtube.

I'm no Applekind, but meh.

The Apple/Samsung biatch-fight is much more interesting than this.


Youtube uses Flash which Apple has vowed never to use. So an app is the only way.

/1st Gen iPod Touch
//its made of adamantium
 
2012-08-07 09:12:47 AM

limeyfellow: It actually is. I hate having to use limited space for a youtube app that I almost never use on mobile devices that have limited RAM and processor speed.

I really don't need a bunch of apps that are thrown on my device and then I have to mess around with trying to remove them.before I get the ones I want.


What POS device are you using that has such limited space? I have nearly a hundred apps including Youtube and have only used 20% of my phones 2GB app storage space. And if I fill that up I can move apps into the main storage space. I don't think I have ever deleted an app.

/HTC One X.
 
2012-08-07 09:13:12 AM
Oh no. You mean that useless app that 1/2 the videos I tried to watch would say 'not available' but if i went to the web page would work fine?
 
2012-08-07 09:14:14 AM

SanjiSasuke: BeesNuts: No youtube, but you still get the internet, on which you can find youtube.

I'm no Applekind, but meh.

The Apple/Samsung biatch-fight is much more interesting than this.

Youtube uses Flash which Apple has vowed never to use. So an app is the only way.

/1st Gen iPod Touch
//its made of adamantium


Adamantium is a fictional indestructible metal alloy.
 
2012-08-07 09:19:29 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: cman: Elzar: Why anyone wants to watch streaming video on any smartphone's postage stamp screen is beyond me. But yeah, pretty much done in one.

iOS is used for both the iPhone and the iPad. The iPad has a 10 inch screen and can mirror its display via AirPlay to an Apple TV. My second generation iPad is pretty farking powerful.

iOS 7 will be better cause 7 is a better "numeral" than 6


Well, 7 ate nine.
 
2012-08-07 09:20:30 AM
How is it an Apple "fail" when their contract with Google expired and Google wants to develop their own app so they can push ads on the phone?
 
2012-08-07 09:22:11 AM

thornhill: Of much bigger concern is that the new map app doesn't do public transportation.


I'm an Android user and was reading about Apple's solution to this and it's poor. I helped a local bus company (5 occassional routes) to get his bus data on Google. Took us a couple of hours to figure out the format, fill in the data and then we just uploaded the CSV files. With Apple, you have to provide an app with an API. The bus company I was dealing with wouldn't have shelled out the cost of an app.

The Google solution also means that it integrates multiple bus companies in the same area.

It strikes me that Apple are just doing everything they can to hurt Google, even if it also means hurting their customers. And that never works. Your customers will switch.
 
2012-08-07 09:22:14 AM

hosalabad: Kind of like dropping maps. I wonder what Safari's default search engine will be.


Maps is Google's own fault for constantly giving an inferior version to iOS over Android.

Switching to TomTom for turn by turn navigation makes a lot of sense.

I just wish they didnt integrate Facebook and Twitter. Those should be optional.
 
2012-08-07 09:23:35 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: Adamantium is a fictional indestructible metal alloy.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-07 09:28:56 AM

mokinokaro: hosalabad: Kind of like dropping maps. I wonder what Safari's default search engine will be.

Maps is Google's own fault for constantly giving an inferior version to iOS over Android.

Switching to TomTom for turn by turn navigation makes a lot of sense.

I just wish they didnt integrate Facebook and Twitter. Those should be optional.


Fark you ... that's the whole reason I've been annoyed with iOS ... if you don't use it, big deal, but it should be integrated for those who do.
 
2012-08-07 09:29:37 AM

jpadc: How is it an Apple "fail" when their contract with Google expired and Google wants to develop their own app so they can push ads on the phone?


Because butthurt.
 
jes
2012-08-07 09:30:13 AM
who the fark wants to use their phone service's intensely expensive bandwidth to look at youtube?
 
2012-08-07 09:38:33 AM
So I'll have one less app in my "Can't Delete" folder where all my unused preloaded apps go to die slowly and painfully? Sweet.
 
2012-08-07 09:42:18 AM
Wow, subby, you're a freaking idiot.
 
2012-08-07 09:42:51 AM
... and if Apple pre-installed a YouTube app that allowed ads, everyone would biatch that they caved and are money grubbing whores. You can't make everyone happy, but it's so much fun to whine about things that have zero impact on your everyday life.
 
2012-08-07 09:44:50 AM

jes: who the fark wants to use their phone service's intensely expensive bandwidth to look at youtube?


A: Get a better data plan
B: Wifi.
 
2012-08-07 09:46:45 AM

vudukungfu: Damned, dirty Apps.


How long have you waited to say that?
 
2012-08-07 09:47:18 AM

jes: who the fark wants to use their phone service's intensely expensive bandwidth to look at youtube?


Unfamiliar with WiFi, are you?

---

I can't remember using the current youtube app more than once or twice. One less "can't delete this" thing on my screen is a good thing.
 
2012-08-07 09:50:18 AM

Elzar: Why anyone wants to watch streaming video on any smartphone's postage stamp screen is beyond me. But yeah, pretty much done in one.


Have you seen the Galaxy 3?
 
2012-08-07 09:53:03 AM
i work in tech support in ATT and you would be surprised the large number of people on iphones who only use the built in apps and have no idea what Safari is.

I get many calls that go like this

"I cannot get my email"
"Can you connect to the internet?"
"What has that got do do with my email?"
"Can I have you go to safari please and browse to a page"
"What is safari we are talking about my email"
"I need to verify if it is a connetivity problem"
"I do not know what safari is"

But if I ask them to fire up the youtube app they always know what that is.

This is usually followed by me saying.
"Can i get you to turn your phone completely off"
"its off" after two seconds
"can i get you you to turn it on".
"its on" 2 seconds on.

Then I have to explain to them how to turn the phone completely off, because although they have had an iphone for the last few years they have no idea how to reboot the device.

I think Iphones are decent phones, well the 3gs is the work horse of the bunch, but the majority of the users are pretty clueless.
 
2012-08-07 09:56:38 AM
I never used either iOS or Android until around XMas when we got iPods for the kids. Yes, I'm behind the times. Anyway... I was blown away by the whole thing.

A few months ago, we went to the Verizon store with the express intention of getting my wife an iPhone. The salesman said, "How stuck are you on Apple? Have you seen the Android?"

So I went over and played with it for a little while. Sorry, but I found it at least as impressive as the iPhone. Actually I liked it quite a lot more. So I got one for myself and for my wife. We ended up with 2 Androids for less than 1 iPhone cost.

This decision by Apple is going to hurt them. They are already losing the market. They are making a mistake by strong-arming people like this.
 
2012-08-07 10:09:46 AM

durbnpoisn: This decision by Apple is going to hurt them



Yes, I'm sure Cupertino is collectively laying in a fetal position in the corner over this.
 
2012-08-07 10:10:51 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: SanjiSasuke: BeesNuts: No youtube, but you still get the internet, on which you can find youtube.

I'm no Applekind, but meh.

The Apple/Samsung biatch-fight is much more interesting than this.

Youtube uses Flash which Apple has vowed never to use. So an app is the only way.

/1st Gen iPod Touch
//its made of adamantium

Adamantium is a fictional indestructible metal alloy.


Not according to how many times I've dropped this thing.
 
2012-08-07 10:12:04 AM

hosalabad: Kind of like dropping maps. I wonder what Safari's default search engine will be.


Ask Jeeves.
 
2012-08-07 10:16:24 AM

thornhill: I've had my 3GS since June 2009 and have maybe used the YouTube app 4 times, so feh.

Of much bigger concern is that the new map app doesn't do public transportation.


4 Youtube videos in 3 years.

How's the AARP card working out for you?
 
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