A new update has been rolled out today for the official YouTube app for iOS devices. It doesn’t bring much in the way of new features or enhancements but does make a minor tweak that’s going to make all the difference in the world for those who own a smaller iPhone. The new YouTube for iOS app adds higher resolution playback options for those iPhones.
The official YouTube app enables viewers to stream content in 1440p on 5.5 inch iPhones but this option isn’t available to the smaller versions. Almost all other iPhone models have been capped at 720p. The latest update finally rectifies the issue.
Once the app has been updated, iPhones with 4.7 inch displays will now be able to play video at up to 1440p resolution. The video obviously needs to be in that or in a higher resolution for it to stream at 1440p.
That’s not all. Those who have an iPhone with a 4 inch display will be happy to find out that their handsets will now be able to stream video in the YouTube app at full 1080p HD resolution. The only caveat here is that 60fps videos are still limited to 1080p resolution even though Android devices with Quad HD displays are able to display 1440p videos at 60 frames per second.
The updated YouTube app is now available for download via the App Store.