YouTube for iOS Updated with 'Material Design'?

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  1. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Google said it was coming, but I've just come home and found that the iPad mini had updated the YouTube app to use the 'material design' language.

    However, I can not see the update as 'completed' in the App Store, and its also not showing up on my iPad Air 2 or iPhone. Really strange.

    Anyone else seen this update? Maybe my iPad mini updated to it (auto updates are on) and then the update was pulled?

    (iPad mini, latest iOS, UK)

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  2. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    I had it one day on my iPhone and then it has revert back to the old app without I update anything.
     
  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    It seems to load the new interface sometimes as a way to test it out with a few users. It's not officially updated yet.
     
  4. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Now I have it on both my iPhone and my iPad. But as said before, I guess it will revert back to the old one soon.
     
  5. Sirious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hope they release it soon :p
     
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    I can't wait to have that big dumb red header taking up half my screen.
     
  8. Sirious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just quit the YouTube app on my iPhone (and family iPhones) and after opening it again, I get the new design.

    I think they're beginning to roll it out. Funny how they can do it without an App Store update; quite remarkable.

    Here is the iPhone version:

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    (iPhone 5s)
     
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I just pushed update in the app store and even though the install didn't complete the redesign appeared. So I guess they did finally release it publicly.
     
  10. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Redesign doesn't bother me, what does is that there is no support for Picture in Picture -_-
     
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  13. Smply_Rcklss macrumors newbie

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    I like it for the most part. Wish they'd redesign hangouts
     
  14. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    I like it.

    Material design is simple and professional, and not too over-the-top with colors or animations.

    The nice thing about Android is that you can downgrade apps if you don't like their appearance, and you can also change the ROM or the launcher to suit your needs.

    It's not like on iOS where they cram a new design down your throat, and if you don't like it, too bad!
     
  15. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    It was already recently redesigned.
     
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    Just updated my iPhone 6S Plus to the newest version and it has this new material design. Whatever, I don't mind how it looks but it has a huge bug. The main screen consists of 3 tabs that you can swipe between as seen above in post #8, except many times you can't, they freeze or it's very sluggish to move between them.
     
  18. cynics macrumors G3

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    I feel its too simple and not professional. I now have to identify my subscriptions by a microscopic thumbnail that randomly and constantly change. Plus it doesn't list the amount of new videos from channels, it just gives a blue dot.

    And the iPad version is just a port, not its own version. What is fine for the iPhone, isn't fine for the iPad. They managed to make the subscription icons small too on the iPad version...was that intentional? Seriously, could they possibly waste anymore space?

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    I guess at least I don't have to worry about accidentally touching that McDonalds ad with the amount of space used for the Home, Subscriptions and Account buttons.

    Meh, I'm just complaining. I'll get used too it. However something I have noticed and this maybe pure coincidence is I've seen two 30 seconds ads I could not skip so far.
     
  19. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Have you ever used Android Lollipop? It is colour and animation valhalla. It is really over the top. The new design of the YouTube app is Material Design Light at best. I suspect that most of it is just web content and JavaScript/CSS, not Objective-C or Swift.

    Android devices need to be rooted for deeper system access as well and there are no universal methods that apply to each device, contrary to jailbreaks on iOS. In addition, there are many Android devices that are difficult to flash because there simply isn’t a distribution available for each device. The popular smartphones are often supported, but even there the process is not as trivial and painless. I read that Samsung has been building in eFUSEs into Galaxy devices that permanently marks them when flashing a ROM, making them incompatible with KNOX security containers. Not even Apple goes to such lengths. Changing the launcher is natively supported by Android, which is good, but rooting and flashing is definitely not that easy on Android either.
     
  20. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    i like & hate the design at the same time..um i guess im neutral for it. the icon for the new app version is pathetic though
     
  21. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Never said it was easy, but it's still possible. On iOS, it isn't possible to change the OS appearance or downgrade to an earlier version of the OS or of any application.
     
  22. KALLT macrumors 601

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    When it’s not practical then few will bother. So it’s a moot point either way. Of course you can change the OS appearance with a jailbreak and you can also install previous versions of apps if you still have them in iTunes. Only a downgrade is out of the question, but considering the poor security state of Android at the moment, that would be a really dumb thing to do (even on iOS for that matter, although not as acute). I don’t consider Android to be all that flexible in comparison to iOS. Android is more accessible to developers, but that’s the only advantage I would give it in that regard.
     
  23. vertsix, Oct 5, 2015
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    vertsix macrumors 65816

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    (Went slightly off-topic, whoops.)

    But yeah, you're right on the aspect of jailbreaking. But Android is waaaay more flexible in terms of what you can do on the OS.

    You can still do some pretty amazing stuff without rooting or flashing a ROM.
     
  24. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Except when they’re not. Take the various Stagefright vulnerabilities for instance, even Lollipop is affected.

    You don’t have to put ‘insecure’ in quotation marks, Android is insecure because of this. Stagefright is a testament to the problematic distribution model of software updates and the dependency on hardware manufacturers. It’s a serious problem in addition to being a pain in the arse.

    Regardless, I’m not going to discuss this further, it’s besides the point. :)
     

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