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What happened to the YouTube iPad app after the iOS6?

34039 Views 50 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 4:19 PM by lkrupp RSS
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,795 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to Marc45)

    He isn't apologizing for them, neither is anyone else. A contract ended between two highly competitive entities (and one that Apple thought about suing for infringement). Happens all the time. Doubtful any mediator alive could bring the two together.


    I actually like the new maps app and I like the vector based maps with the improved picture and speed. The geobase leaves something to be desired, which is a bit puzzling since it is a TomTom based map, and app I've been using for some time. I do have to say the geobase is pretty good in my area although I have been reporting problems with the POI but those are always behind. I did the same thing with Google maps since they were released in 2005, in fact a lot of them since I was on the road a lot. It isn't requiring the user to figure it out it is just improving the geobase so it is more accurate and usable. But I'm guessing you never did this with Google maps, you just let others do it.

  • ianm214 Calculating status...
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    Nov 10, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to deggie)

    it had another year, apple wanted to trash all of google,

  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,080 points)

    ianm214 wrote:


    it had another year, apple wanted to trash all of google,

    If you love Google so much then buy the hardware that will run all of their apps. Problem solved.

  • Kgray1409 Calculating status...

    Spamron:  I usually don't comment on stuff like this but I just can't help but say something after reading these posts. I can certainly relate to your frustrations about the insensitive comments that were made because I also have an autistic son and I too searched out this discussion board when he discovered (also in frustration) that the YouTube app was gone on his iPad. However I have to say that by critizing those that don't fully understand our kids as you have here we are really not helping to educate people about autism but rather giving them reason to continue to ostrisize our kids. Wouldn't it be better if we gently sought to explain our children's needs to those who perhaps have maybe not come into contact with these "special" kids before and thereby educating them so that they will hopefully be better equipped to respond more appropriately in the future.

    On another note, while I wasn't thrilled by this change either, I do continue to be grateful to Apple for the wonderful things that the iPad has added to my sons life and I believe that if we want Apple to continue to invent great technology to help our kids we need to understand that change is bound to happen in the process (as hard as that may be for our kids.) Therefore rather than stress over this situation and the frustration of the people who don't understand our children's needs I am choosing to view this as an opportunity to educate others about the challenges of autism AND as yet another oopportunity to help my son navigate the world in which he lives- no matter how uncomfortable it might be for him!

    Just my thoughts!

  • TooMuchSecurity! Calculating status...

    What no one has mentioned, far as I can tell, is the lack of up-front communication from Apple.  Once again it seems the customers are the last thing they consider - if they consider them at all.  Look how many people were completely unaware that the upgrade was going to delete apps - or "result in certain 3rd party apps no longer being available", if you're a lawyer.  They are so arrogant to just remove the app without telling iPad owners.  They know the usage statistics - they know how many people are effected - they could have given a warning and the chance to opt-out of the upgrade - but no, that kind of Macy's-helping-Gimbel's attitude only happens in the movies, I guess.  Well, Apple, congratulations, you got rid of that terrible Google app - you win the Scrooge of 2012 Award!

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,055 points)

    Actually the net result of the YouTube app being pulled from iOS is that Google finally updated the web site so it could work with mobile devices. Scrooge my ***. Apple did you tube viewers a huge favor.

  • Marc45 Calculating status...

    James, that's not entirely true.  You can't zoom full screen on th iPad with the website youtube like you can with the youtube app on the iPhone (and previously with the iPad youtube app).


    I think this is what everyone is complaining about.  Bottom line is if you're not going to improve the user experience, then quit changing stuff.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,795 points)

    Try Jasmine or TubeBox. You can go to full screen.


    Apple's contract with Google had ended. They had to make a change.

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,555 points)

    Google Just updated their iPhone Youtube App for iPad and its pretty good. Even has Voice search for iPad 2 that don't have Siri.


    Look for it in the App Store.

  • jjchain Calculating status...

    You could go to youtube and get use a Web Clip (a shortcut on the homescreen) to avoid the whole safari experience. I think the web is way better than the old ipad client was.

  • TooMuchSecurity! Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think you're missing my main point, which is lack of consideration for us, their customers.  Did they publish anywhere that this would happen to you when you upgrade?  Did they warn you and give you a chance to opt out of the upgrade or to undo the upgrade?  These issues are part of the bigger user experience, and just as valid if not moreso than the technical ones.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,055 points)

    "For US their customers"? No, you don't speak for every one using an iOS device. So I'll restate my point. The change was for me, and my "user experience", a welcome one. As far as I am concerned they did the right thing and accessing YouTube is now a better experience. It isn't a "tehnical reason" I'm talking about.They put responsibility for delivering YouTube content back where it belongs, with Google.

  • Marc45 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The experience is poorer now because on the iPad you can't zoom fullscreen like you used to.  What's up with that?

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,510 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to Marc45)

    Marc45 wrote:


    The experience is poorer now because on the iPad you can't zoom fullscreen like you used to.  What's up with that?

    You can zoom to full-screen with the newly-released Google youTube App.

  • Marc45 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to JimHdk)

    Yes, I like the new google youtube app.  Is there a way to have it launch when I tap on a youtube link in Safari?


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