You remember that mysterious application that everyone was sure was on the iPhone, but no one knew just what it was? Turns out it’s YouTube.
As of today, YouTube is now live on your AppleTV, a software update is available that will not only allow you to access the content of YouTube on your AppleTV, but it will even allow you to log into your YouTube account to view and save your favorite videos (which will be much easier than navigating YouTube’s thousands of videos with your Apple Remote. You can read the full press release here.
The YouTube Application is another subject all together, and brings up another concern that I have about the iPhone…what if I don’t want that “Apple-designed application” on my iPhone?
I have very little use for YouTube for anything other than posting commercials and old Apple related videos on this site. I don’t have any desire to sit around and watch videos of teenagers telling me how hard their life is into their webcams on my iPhone. I also don’t really want the YouTube logo staring me in the face everytime I use my phone. (Update: the YouTube logo will not staring you in the face, the icon has been shown on Apple’s site, and it looks like an old tv)
So, hopefully, I’ll be able to remove Application Icons that I don’t want on my screen in the Settings of the iPhone, but – much like everything iPhone related, that’s just speculation at this point.
At launch on June 29th, there will be over 10,000 videos available on the iPhone, and I’m really curious to see how many of them will be violating copyright laws. Will we be able to watch things like the old Apple commercials, clips of television shows, and old cartoons on the iPhone, or will YouTube be filtering all of that content out? It seems like they’d have to do some filtering, or NBC is going to extremely upset when I watch The Office on YouTube, instead of downloading it from iTunes, right?
You know, I think the questions about the iPhone are actually becoming more intriguing than the device itself at this point.
What do you think? Do you want YouTube on your iPhone?
Note to Fanboys: I wrote this article to talk about the YouTube application being on the iPhone. I think the line that has some of you up in arms is this one “You know, I think the questions about the iPhone are actually becoming more intriguing than the device itself at this point.” Before you start sending me hate mail about being an iPhone hater, please check around the site. You can find a variety of pro-iPhone articles (and some no-so-pro ones as well). Here’s something I liked about the iPhone….here’s something I didn’t….
I don’t want YouTube on my iPhone. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting that Application. All I’m doing here is speculating about if we’ll be able to remove the icons we don’t want from the Home page. It doesn’t mean that, because of this one App, that I hate the iPhone, or want Apple to implode. I’ll still be in line on the 29th, and I’ll still be covering the iPhone for 30 Days here on the site.
This site does not exist to praise Apple for everything that they do…but seriously, this YouTube thing is not that big of a deal.