So much for wishful thinking. After all the rumours that the mysterious ‘twelfth icon’ on iPhone’s homescreen was GPS, it turns out that it’s actually YouTube. Yes, Apple has announced that it’s designed a native iPhone application to stream YouTube videos to the handset via Wi-Fi or the mobile network.
iPhone will be the first mobile device to access YouTube vids in the H.264 format, which Apple says will look better yet be less battery-sapping on mobile devices. 10,000 videos will be available on launch day (29th June), with more added every week until the whole catalogue is available sometime in the Autumn.
The news co-incides with a software update for Apple TV that lets users of that device watch YouTube vids on their TVs.
iPhone YouTube announcement