YouTube will be available on the iPhone at launch. Big deal, I think: snippet TV on snippet screens; the ability to send videos around to each other and watch them on the go.
I agree that this is a big deal, however I was immediately underwhelmed.
I immediately thought of the GPRS icon on my phone…. Anyone in the UK will have an idea what I’m talking about when I say that Youtube video via 2/2.5 ‘G’ is just dire. Or, if you want to watch maybe 20-30 block pixels rearrange themselves in a pretty yet completely unidentifiable manner, it’s brilliant. I’m not that happy that Apple are shoving out a non-3G device.
When you can get 100k a second to the handset in a reasonably reliable fashion, Video and whatnot, even at lower resolutions, is pretty usable.
I wonder if some elements of the iPhone are going to be completely humbled by the speed unless you’re in a WiFi zone?