Apple is working its way up to the iPhone launch by dropping little nuggets of updates on the super-hyped device. First it was a new screen and increased battery life, now it's YouTube functionality. Pretty sweet, right? Well, sort of.
iPhone users won't get full, unfettered access to YouTube's content. The iPhone doesn't support flash video, so the videos need to be converted to H.264, the codec that the iPhone can handle. Only a limited number of videos on YouTube have been converted so far, but they claim the process will be complete this fall. Even then, when not connected to a WiFi access point, downloading videos over the EDGE network will be painfully slow. But hey, mobile YouTube! iPhone! Hype! Hype! Hype!