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Almost Half of iPhone Users Are Using YouTube’s App

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When news that Apple’s iOS6 would be shipping without the built-in YouTube app hit the presses iPhone users everywhere were thrown into a panic…that is, until YouTube launched their own dedicated app on iPhone and iPod Touch in September. Months later, YouTube topped Apple’s 2012 top free iPhone apps chart and now mobile data company Onavo reports that nearly half of all iPhone users are active on YouTube.

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YouTube Tops Apple’s 2012 Top Free iPhone Apps Chart

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As the end of the year approaches, Apple has released its AppStore Best of 2012, a list of the year’s top sellers, notable trends and editors’ picks. On the paid front, Angry Birds Space took the number one spot for the best selling iPhone and iPad app of 2012. Skype topped the charts on the free iPad apps chart, but on iPhone the most downloaded free app was Google’s YouTube app.

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Yes, iOS 6 Is Dropping the YouTube App…Now Can We Please Stop Talking About It?

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Since yesterday afternoon my Google Reader has been flooded with articles about Apple dropping the YouTube app from iOS 6. I’ve read seventeen different posts on the matter, from CNET to the Google Operating System blog and even The Washington Post. Say goodbye to YouTube in iOS 6! Apple’s giving YouTube the boot! We get it. Now can we please stop talking about it?

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