Apple: YouTube is iPhone Mystery Application


Keeping the salivating masses happy, Apple today announced that the heretofore unannounced “mystery app” that is to be part of the iPhone interface at launch will be one-touch accessibility to YouTube. So now you can watch skateboarding dogs to your heart’s content.

Although I am dying to get my hands on one of these, iPhone fatigue is beginning to set in. Next week should be the kicker. Expect pandemonium at AT&T stores and even more saturation across news media (if that’s possible).

An interesting note from Gizmodo today regarding the iPhone’s somewhat controversial $499 to $599 price tag:

“It was 2004 when the RAZR launched in the US as a high-end design clamshell. It was $600, with a $100 dollar rebate from Cingular. Reviewers complained about the price, but back then the phone was revolutionary enough that no one could pan it. It dialed, like any other phone, and did basic text messaging, and more. But it was just a thin, beautiful design ahead of it’s time. And it sold. Especially after it dropped in price, after launch, like all phones do. Within 2 years, it shipped its 50 millionth phone world wide.”

Posted June 20, 2007 at 9:55am ETC by Andy Towle
in Apple, News