Apple Planning to Release Standalone Podcast App With iOS 6 This Fall
Apple left out a little tidbit about iOS during their WWDC keynote pertaining to a standalone podcasting application according to an All Things Digital report,
People familiar with the matter claim the reason the latest version of iTunes Apple has been showing developers lacks podcasts is because Apple plans to release a standalone podcast application with iOS 6.
The standalone application would combine the functionality of iTunes and the Music app into a single application in the iOS platform. Currently podcasts are tucked away inside of iTunes and users need to sync their podcasts to their devices. With the standalone app on iOS users will be able to find, download and play podcasts on their mobile app without the tether to iTunes.
The separation of Podcasts into their own app isn’t an unprecedented move on Apple’s part, the company launched iBooks in 2010 offering the book reader as its standalone atmosphere. Apple still lump books, movies, apps, podcasts and games into the iTunes storefront on the desktop despite their separation into separate apps and storefronts in iOS.
Source: All Things D