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Apple has replaced the Youtube app with ‘Jasmine’ for iOS6

Have you updated your present iPhone with iOS 6? Notice anything different?  With the new update, Apple has removed Youtube in iPhones, iPads and iPods and has replaced it with Jasmine.

In case you don’t know, ‘Jasmine’ is the Youtube like client pn your iPhone developed by Jason Morrissey,” who is best known for creating the extremely popular Alien Blue Reddit client apps for the iPhone and iPad.”  In his initial Jasmine announcement, Morrissey said “It’s a far lighter project than Alien Blue and doesn’t carry a lot of bells and whistles, but it may serve as a simple alternative.” Seems likes iPhone users will have the chance to see for themselves once they update their phones to the new software.

“Overall, Jasmine just has a simpler navigation as well as a few nice perks that improve upon the original YouTube iPhone app.” Maybe once iPhone users start using Jasmine and gaining a understanding of it, the fuss will die down about it replacing Youtube. In the mean time Apple will continue to hear the complaints of the new app and beg for Youtubes return.

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