iPhone 3GS spurs 400% increase in mobile video uploads to YouTube

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in iPhone edited January 2014
If there was any doubt that that the video recording and upload capabilities of Apple's new iPhone 3GS would signal a new chapter in mobile video sharing, the first statistics quantifying its impact are in, and they're impressive.



Google said Thursday that in the first five days since the new Apple handset hit the market, its YouTube video sharing website saw a 400% increase in the number of video uploads coming from mobile handsets. This compares to 1700% percent growth in YouTube uploads in general over the past six months.



The iPhone 3GS is the first iPhone to support video capture and allows users to easily trim and then upload their recordings to YouTube or Apple's MobileMe video sharing websites. Uploads are supported over both WiFi and 3G wireless connections.



Although the fourfold increase in mobile uploads to YouTube may stem early adopters familiarizing themselves with their new handsets, the iPhone 3GS remains in its infancy, having sold roughly a million units in its first week.



Analysts like Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster forecast the company to sell over 16 million more iPhones during the duration of the current calendar year, the largest majority of which are expected to be 3GS models.



Additionally, persistent rumors have Apple equipping its next-generation iPods with similar camera capabilities, suggesting the growth witnessed by YouTube in mobile video usage over the past several days is only the tip of the iceberg.
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  • Reply 1 of 46
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Of course you all have been busy overloading youtube with video- you've been denied for 2 years.
  • Reply 2 of 46
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 19,221member
    The iPhone juggernaut continues to roll. The nayasyers will, one day soon, repent, and relent.
  • Reply 3 of 46
    applestudapplestud Posts: 367member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Of course you all have been busy overloading youtube with video- you've been denied for 2 years.



    Unreal, this guy.
  • Reply 4 of 46
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,180member
    I still wonder how the heck YouTube will ever make money. I also wonder how they are able to store all of this content. If it were up to me, I'd start charging for uploads exceeding a certain monthly limit. God bless 'em though.
  • Reply 5 of 46
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    400% to youtube...



    and an increase in "Paris Hilton" or "Pamela Anderson" night time activity videos?!
  • Reply 6 of 46
    applestudapplestud Posts: 367member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rot'nApple View Post


    400% to youtube...



    and an increase in "Paris Hilton" or "Pamela Anderson" night time activity videos?!



    lol, when will youporn allow mobile uploads?
  • Reply 7 of 46
    No wonder I couldn't get service this weekend with my new 3GS... everyone uploading videos of things no one cares about or will ever watch.
  • Reply 8 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleStud View Post


    Unreal, this guy.



    texkstud is so sad
  • Reply 9 of 46
    macnycmacnyc Posts: 342member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teckstud View Post


    Of course you all have been busy overloading youtube with video- you've been denied for 2 years.



    Actually it's more like this:



    Even though some mobile phones have had video capabilities for awhile now, it took Apple to finally make it easy enough for people to do it!
  • Reply 10 of 46
    c4rlobc4rlob Posts: 277member
    The new iPhone 3GS is so much more nimble than the original iPhone, you really have to think of its sales in multiple dimensions...

    Apple didn't just sell 1 Million phones. In one weekend they sold:



    1 Million video cameras - WITH video editing (that part is the magic!)

    1 Million GPS navigators.

    1 Million game consoles.

    1 Million voice-recorders (or a 4-track studio with the app).

    and don't forget 1 Million iPods.



    or 1 Million whatever else full-feature tools the App Store offers.
  • Reply 11 of 46
    plusplus Posts: 54member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    the largest majority of which are expected to be 3GS models.



    The largest majority???



    As opposed, perhaps, to all those other, smaller majorities?



    May we recommend the esoteric term "vast" for such situations? (As in "vast majority", "preponderance", or even the more ponderous "majority by far".) I know it's comprised of but four letters, but its use surely would lend a greater verisimilitude of erudition!



    Paul
  • Reply 12 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by plus View Post


    ... a greater verisimilitude of erudition!



    Paul



    Too bad 90% of the people that read this don't even understand what you wrote!
  • Reply 13 of 46
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot View Post


    Too bad 90% of the people that read this don't even understand what you wrote!



    No, just the largest majority of them.
  • Reply 14 of 46
    applestudapplestud Posts: 367member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by plus View Post


    The largest majority???



    more of the fine AI journalism / copy editing we've come to love and expect.
  • Reply 15 of 46
    ghostface147ghostface147 Posts: 1,629member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleStud View Post


    lol, when will youporn allow mobile uploads?



    Exactly......
  • Reply 16 of 46
    o4blackwrxo4blackwrx Posts: 383member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleStud View Post


    lol, when will youporn allow mobile uploads?



    or play clips on the iPhone longer then 30 seconds if someone choose Wifi or 3G option for speed.
  • Reply 17 of 46
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by macnyc View Post


    Actually it's more like this:



    Even though some mobile phones have had video capabilities for awhile now, it took Apple to finally make it easy enough for people to do it!



    Agreed! Isn't that what I said?
  • Reply 18 of 46
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


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    Analysts like Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster forecast the company to sell over 16 million more iPhones during the duration of the current calendar year, the largest majority of which are expected to be 3GS models.



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    16 million sold.



    That is $5 billion in sales.

    Maybe now they could add a keyboard...



    << please note i am in teckstud training >> if my comments do NOT offend please let me know .>>>
  • Reply 19 of 46
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by c4rlob View Post


    The new iPhone 3GS is so much more nimble than the original iPhone, you really have to think of its sales in multiple dimensions...

    Apple didn't just sell 1 Million phones. In one weekend they sold:



    1 Million video cameras - WITH video editing (that part is the magic!)

    1 Million GPS navigators.

    1 Million game consoles.

    1 Million voice-recorders (or a 4-track studio with the app).

    and don't forget 1 Million iPods.



    or 1 Million whatever else full-feature tools the App Store offers.



    Wow - it's like Sony back in the 80's. Where's the magic wand?
  • Reply 20 of 46
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by brucep View Post


    16 million sold.

    That is $5 billion in sales.

    Maybe now they could add a keyboard...



    << please note i am in teckstud training >> if my comments do NOT offend please let me know .>>>



    Why do your numbers remind me of a McDonald's sign?
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