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

  • Posted: 25 June 2009 08:14 PM

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

    By Slash Lane
    Published: 02:00 PM EST

    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.

         
  • Posted: 25 June 2009 08:47 PM #1

    willrob - 25 June 2009 11:14 PM

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

    By Slash Lane
    Published: 02:00 PM EST

    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.

    All the time people are neglecting the compass.

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  • Posted: 25 June 2009 09:03 PM #2

    One developer added the compass to his roller coster design app AirCoaster

         
  • Posted: 25 June 2009 09:44 PM #3

    willrob - 26 June 2009 12:03 AM

    One developer added the compass to his roller coster design app AirCoaster

    I was being deliberately obscure - but with the compass now pictures know their location AND their orientation. With over a million people using the new iPhone we will have a LOT of photos which are not only geo-tagged but also orientation aware. This means that Apple could probably do that thing MS does with their photosynth engine BUT with a lot of the calculations already handled in the meta data.

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  • Posted: 26 June 2009 02:07 AM #4

    That’s one million units through last Sunday. We could be looking at well over 2 million units sold, in stores and carrier inventory by the end of the quarter with sell through and activations occurring at a fast pace over the weeks to come. This is a diluvial event, not a mere new product intro. Amazing.

         
  • Posted: 26 June 2009 02:27 AM #5

    DawnTreader - 26 June 2009 05:07 AM

    That’s one million units through last Sunday. We could be looking at well over 2 million units sold, in stores and carrier inventory by the end of the quarter with sell through and activations occurring at a fast pace over the weeks to come. This is a diluvial event, not a mere new product intro. Amazing.

    As the etrade baby once said…,Wooooooooooah.  And I’m not referring to the number of iPhones sold though it applies there as well.

    diluvial |di?lo?v??l|
    adjective
    of or relating to a flood or floods, esp. the biblical Flood.
    ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from late Latin diluvialis, from diluvium ?deluge,? from diluere ?wash away.?

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    I don’t mind being wrong…,I just hate being wrong so FAST!

         
  • Posted: 26 June 2009 02:53 AM #6

    BillH - 26 June 2009 05:27 AM

    diluvial |di?lo?v??l|
    adjective
    of or relating to a flood or floods, esp. the biblical Flood.
    ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from late Latin diluvialis, from diluvium ?deluge,? from diluere ?wash away.?

    I like that word and carefully chose to use it as it applies to uptake of the iPhone 3GS.  grin