Apple said to be launching dedicated podcasting app with iOS 6

Daniel Bader

June 17, 2012 8:09pm

It was discovered that podcasts were no longer available to download in iTunes in the first iOS 6 beta, leading people to speculate that Apple will launch a dedicated podcasting app with the full version later this year.

According to a source at AllThingsD, “People familiar with Apple’s plans tell me that when its new iOS 6 software becomes widely available this fall, podcasts will have their own app, where users will be able to discover, download and play them on mobile devices. Users who access iTunes via laptop and desktop machines will still find them in that version of iTunes, though.”

This is interesting, as podcasting has become somewhat of a phenomenon over the past few years; regular folks are finding huge followings by posting their thoughts and opinions online in the form of podcasts. The ability to not only download popular recordings but create, edit and upload them to iTunes on your iPhone will be a further boost to the growing industry. It’s also worth noting that Apple has removed the Audiobooks and iTunes U categories from the mobile version of iTunes.

Source: AllThingsD
Via: 9to5mac

  • Kid.Canada

    I don’t care for this! I just wanted widgets and so do the masses!!! Quick settings toggles atleast, is that too much to as for Apple??!!

    • Todd Wood

      RIM?

  • OgtheDim

    If it ain’t monetized, it isn’t a priority for Apple.

  • RayRay

    And the oblivious cows keep getting milked…

  • Kid.Canada

    @RayRay – Keep getting milked? Please enlighten us on where u read that this will be a paid app or paying at some point within the app…

  • ace

    apple is like the irish sheep herders… why do you think they wear kilts? So the sheep dont hear the zipper… LOL

  • Brandon

    What’s a podcast?

  • andy c

    i have not used android in over a year so this might have changed but doesn’t google have a dedicated podcasting app? google listen?

    i really dont see the point of this, most of the most popular podcasts can be accessed easily via rss/feed burner and every major mobile OS has a podcasting app baked into the core OS.

  • Marcus

    I think this is a good thing but not what ppl expected from iOS 6. I’m sure this will also be only available to Iphone 4S users ONLY.

  • lukeiphone

    Apple is amazing. People know that inside of themselves

  • iOS/sOI

    11:25pm on a Sunday night and he is drunk as a skunk.
    Get some help man.

  • superman

    99% of all iPhone users don’t know what podcasts are. They know texting, rearranging app icons on boring os and how to try and look cool while failing. No clue what podcasts are though.

    • Poulet

      The same could be said about Android. It might be news for you (and for the 10 ppl coming to this website) but 99% of the people use their phone only for texting and calling.
      God, I know some people with Android phones who don’t even know they are using Android…