Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, Google has announced that users can download the official YouTube app for iPhone from the iTunes App Store starting today.
This was only expected because of the fracas between Apple and Google. Apple had said that it would yank out the in-built YouTube client from its mobile operating system when iOS 6 ships this fall.
Google said in a statement today that the new iPhone app is available worldwide and unlocks tens of thousands of official music videos. The app also brings lots of new features to improve finding and sharing videos and channels.
It's a new app built by YouTube engineers, to give our iPhone users the best mobile experience, the company said.
The videos can also be shared on Google+, Facebook, Twitter or by text message and e-mail.
Users can use the app on iPad too, and Google's team is hard at work building a made-for-iPad experience in the coming months, said the IT giant.
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