iOS 14 beta users report seeing 4K option in the YouTube app

24 June 2020
Select iPhone users are seeing their YouTube options going all the way up to 2160p.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Jul 2020That's weird, I'm on the ipados 14 beta 2 and I&#... moreIn Safari or the YouTube app?

  • Anonymous

That's weird, I'm on the ipados 14 beta 2 and I'm able to watch YouTube videos on 4k (2160p)?

  • zoulu

LOL, 25 Jun 2020Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Watching sup... moreI use my iPhone to browse yt on the couch (much more convenient than using the remote for the TV) and stream yt with AirPlay to my TV. I definitely miss 4K in this situation (daily...). Besides such use cases, also watching yt on your phone would benefit from the better codec and higher resolution. Many other streaming sites support 2k and 4K am iOS and they do look superior to yt.

prasad-gsma, 25 Jun 2020That's a fair point. Android phones will only go as far as ... moreTo prasad-gsma:

I agree with you my brother.

LOL, 25 Jun 2020Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Watching sup... moreSeriously who cares for iPhones and high res Youtube for them, this is a feature for iPads where it was lacking for years.

  • LOL

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Watching super high res Youtube videos on your phone is pointless, the battery drains rapidly and it consumes a lot of data.

Shanti Dope, 25 Jun 2020Anyway, why is my comment deleted here? I certainly didn't... moremaybe someone can't break your argument
then report your comment

Original-Jamaican, 24 Jun 2020GSMArena Arena makes it sound like 4K is standard on Androi... moreThat's a fair point. Android phones will only go as far as their display resolution supports it. The fact that some of these iPhones are doing full 2160p seems more like a bug than intentional feature. It's still in testing phase so it might go down to a more device appropriate resolution if it becomes final.

Shanti Dope, 25 Jun 2020And everyone is hurt of that? Wow such brittle feelings. I... moreNice I actually exactly did hit the nail on the head.
I guess my spider b$ sense was tingling.
So you are saying you can do better trash talk?
Prove it!
:D
I Sony Xperia user demand it!

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2020Not really. Let's say you record the same scene twice. ... moreThat's because indeed 4K video is sharper (not significant) than 1080p. But to use the complete resolution of that 4K video, you need 4K display as well. Same people (not referring to you) who say they can't notice the difference between 2k display and 4k display and made fun of Sony 4K display, will say they can notice the difference between 1080p resolution video and 4K video. Funny.

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2020coz you've hurt the feelings of iphone lovers... they still... moreStill, Sony's brilliant Bravia X-Reality Engine greatly upscales low-resolution contents to 4K, so even that 1080p content on YouTube would still look far better than it would look on another ordinary 1080p or even a higher 1440p screens.
But what do they know? All they ever know is to hate when they hear Sony anyway, while also benefitting from the things they bring to the market (IP rating, super slow motion, Quad Bayer sensors, Qnovo Battery Charging tech, advanced software stabilization, etc.)

Fearghast, 25 Jun 2020Could it be because of constant flaming of sony PR b$? It's... moreAnd everyone is hurt of that? Wow such brittle feelings.
I've seen people trashtalking here and spitting curses far more often, and I don't see any of them get deleted at all.
Selective freedom, huh??

  • Anonymous

Shanti Dope, 25 Jun 2020Anyway, why is my comment deleted here? I certainly didn't... morecoz you've hurt the feelings of iphone lovers... they still can think they can watch 4k, real 4K on their beloved FHD screens :D

For me, as an XZP owner, i remember i had before 4K HDR in youtube... but now HDR videos capped at 1080p and normal 4K is available only.

Shanti Dope, 25 Jun 2020Anyway, why is my comment deleted here? I certainly didn't... moreCould it be because of constant flaming of sony PR b$? It's a mystery to me.

Anyway, why is my comment deleted here?
I certainly didn't break any rule here at all, it was purely a raw comment about the things without promoting hate or insult to anyone.
Damn, never thought this comment section is really that sensitive to common descriptive words that they don't agree with.
What a really fair treatment.

BestPhoneGuy, 25 Jun 2020He said 3/4 of the people. You are probably within the 1/4 ... moreThen the problem lies within the consumers themselves and not the devices.
I read somewhere before, that a normal human vision can detect pixels for even as high as more than 500ppi, which is around the ballpark for 1440p screens.

With smartphone screens getting bigger and bigger each year, the higher resolution display gets more meaningful.
Besides, you shouldn't be looking at the pixelation of the display to appreciate the resolution, because even 1440p already can do that. The real way to look at 4K screens is to look at the whole picture on the whole display and see the quality speak for itself. Maybe it's all software, but Sony's Bravia Image Enhancement algorithms simply do a wonderful job at upscaling low resolution contents to near 4K, but you wouldn't know that unless you use it. Sadly for most people, they have likely not used them at all, and yet they speak out a lot of things that they haven't even attempted to try once.
Just take a look at the difference: https://youtu.be/aiVWHwENkJw skip to 7:50 to see what I'm talking about.

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2020Samsung has HDR displays since galaxy s9 also there are Sam... moreSmartphone screens aren't true HDR panels. No one is.
All of them are still 8-bit panels, completed by 2-bit software smoothing to achieve that 10-bit HDR look, which does work out for the most part, but still differentiable from true 10-bit displays.
In terms of who does this best, arguably it would be Sony at the top, and definitely they can do so, as even their Bravia TVs are remarkably some of the best in the industry in terms of pure picture quality. Heck, many people even praise Sony's Bravia OLED TV for its image quality more than LG's own flagship TVs despite the Bravia OLED panel being sourced by LG themselves. And the best part is, it's not even Sony's ultimate flagship TV yet - it's the Z9D series which can go as bright as up to 10,000 nits if necessary.
Anyway, that was just a background as a proof on how good they are when it comes to displays. They've essentially pioneered OLED screens after all.

RejZoR, 24 Jun 2020Gotta love ppl who demand 4K on tiny devices where I bet 3/... moreAgain, you're plainly talking about pixel density and not the overall picture quality of the WHOLE image on the WHOLE screen.
Well how could you know? You most likely have never even attempted to see one in personal anyway.
You know, many people also have said everything you've said when they were just used to 1440p screens at max, but after trying 4K screen smartphones in person, they all have changed their opinions, like completely and absolutely different from what they've said.
My suggestion is you try out first before speaking out on something you most likely have never even had any experience about.
Either way, this is $1000 flagship phone that we're talking about, so a 1080p or less than 1440p is inexcusable, as some phones below $800 even have 1440p screens already.

Fearghast, 24 Jun 2020Tell us more jokes how Sony Xperia 1 display is the one and... moreYeah sure, enjoy that 1000 nits brightness for 6 months right before your blue pixels die out and turn into yellowish screen, along with burn in marks that could never be removed and must be replaced by a new panel.

Oh, you're rich, right? You can afford to replace your screen every 6 months for $300? Sure go ahead.
I just don't think anyone should be doing that for a $1000 flagship phone.

  • Anonymous

Smithravi, 24 Jun 2020Watching 4K content on non 4K screen totally makes complete... moreNot really.

Let's say you record the same scene twice.
Video 1 is 1080p, while video 2 is 4K.

Both to be played on same 1080p screen. The 4K one will still look sharper.