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YouTube launches new version of iPhone app

  • Google has released a new version of its YouTube app for iPhones.

    The new app will not have the advantage of being pre-loaded on the Apple smartphones but is available for download at Apple's App Store.

    In recent years, smartphones have become an increasingly important facet of YouTube's business.

    Nearly a billion of YouTube's daily video views are now from mobile devices.

    The new app for the iPhone features thousands of additional videos along with improved features for finding videos and sharing videos on social networks.

    Unlike the previous version of the app, the new version will feature online advertising.

    Online ads generate the majority of Google's revenue and YouTube already offers ads on its mobile website and the Android smartphone version of the app.