From an Apple press release:
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today announced that iPhone(TM) users will be able to enjoy YouTube’s originally-created content on their iPhones when they begin shipping on June 29. To achieve higher video quality and longer battery life on mobile devices, YouTube has begun encoding their videos in the advanced H.264 format, and iPhone will be the first mobile device to use the H.264-encoded videos. Over 10,000 videos will be available on June 29, and YouTube will be adding more each week until their full catalog of videos is available in the H.264 format this fall.
I couldn’t help but notice that beaverlikemammals.com’s stunning footage of a REAL beaver swimming around is not yet available on the iPhone. I guess the video was not deemed worthy of being included in the first round of H.264 conversions. Harumph! It will be interesting to see at what point it does get converted. I suppose it’s sort of an indirect way of measuring the importance of BLMs in our society.