YouTube Gets Mobile Boost From New iPhone

    June 25, 2009

Google said today that the number of videos filmed on mobile phones and uploaded to YouTube has increased 400 percent since the release of Apple’s iPhone 3GS last Friday.

The new device allows users to film video clips and upload them wirelessly to YouTube.

The increase is part of an overall trend with mobile uploads to YouTube surging by 1,700 percent in the last six months.

"This growth represents three things coming together: new video-enabled phones on the market, improvements that make it easier to post a video to YouTube from your phone, and a new feature on YouTube that allows people’s videos to be quickly and effortlessly shared through social networks," Google said in an announcement.

"It takes just a minute to connect a YouTube account to Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader accounts. People can complete a simple, one-time connection on the upload page to allow all their friends and followers to get a real-time stream of their uploads to YouTube."

In the video below, one iPhone 3GS user tests his new phone out in a swimming pool with surprising results.