Apple’s iPhone becomes yPhone

by admin June 21, 2007 at 11:14 pm

The iPhone looks like it won’t support Flash but will still allow users to watch YouTube video clips thanks to a dedicated viewer that supports the newly H.264 encoded YouTube video format.

Just as the Apple TV is now YouTube compatible thanks to the H.264 format that YouTube’s video collection is being re-encoded with, so too is the iPhone able to display YouTube’s H.264 videos thanks to a special player iPhone users will see when visiting YouTube’s site.

Currently only 10,000 of YouTube’s clips have been converted thus far, but YouTube is promising to have their entire collection progressively re-encoded over the next few weeks and months, ensuring a steady stream of new videos for iPhone users who are also YouTube fanatics.

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