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  • 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
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Planning to Release Standalone Podcast App With iOS 6 This Fall started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      ... i mean podcasts are fun but i dont need a separate app i want it in music its like newstand just put it with ibooks!!
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Podcasts. I listen to them as often as I read magazines: never. Who needs magazines and podcasts when you can skim the Internet for everything?
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Podcasts. I listen to them as often as I read magazines: never. Who needs magazines and podcasts when you can skim the Internet for everything?
      You skim while you're driving? Working around the house or garage? Yeah, skimming the Internet gets you real insight into science and issues you betcha!
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      As long as that's the icon, bring it on. The springboard needs more purple. If it's blue, I'm gonna hide it on the last page (that's the equivalent of throwing junk down into the basement).
    1. baRRy boRRis's Avatar
      baRRy boRRis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      ... i mean podcasts are fun but i dont need a separate app i want it in music its like newstand just put it with ibooks!!
      I agree. Newsstand, Passbook and this if real should all be optional downloads from the App Store. I'm sure that somebody will love each one of them, but for the majority or people they are near useless.
    1. TheFunkDoctor's Avatar
      TheFunkDoctor -
      Agreed podcasts are awesome when hands are busy!
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      I like podcasts but there is no need to make another new app designed for only podcasts
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      You skim while you're driving? Working around the house or garage? Yeah, skimming the Internet gets you real insight into science and issues you betcha!
      It's called "reading only what's important." It's a critical-thinking skill.

      Or you can listen to someone feed you information slowly.

      Also, don't listen to crap when you drive - you'll kill yourself or someone else. A car is not an iPod on wheels.
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      uhhh whut? I download Above & Beyond's Trance Around the World music podcast every week straight from my phone. I keep them on the phone for a couple of weeks and then delete them to save space. Never connect to iTunes for this, don't have to.

      I guess it's kinda cool that it will have its own app. It is a bit annoying to have to always have to go into that "More" menu to get to them. However, all I gotta say is that it had BETTER still work with my car stereo or I will be royally pissed. I already have enough trouble as it is with the music starting from the beginning of all songs when I plug it into my car, but then I can still get to the podcasts pretty easily through the car stereo menu.

      I've been listening to the TATW podcast in my car almost exclusively for nearly a year now. I barely even listen to other music on my phone, and even less so the radio. So to say that it better work with my car stereo is an understatement.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      It's called "reading only what's important." It's a critical-thinking skill.

      Or you can listen to someone feed you information slowly.

      Also, don't listen to crap when you drive - you'll kill yourself or someone else. A car is not an iPod on wheels.
      So when you drive, you don't even turn on the radio? Really? When you walk, you don't chew gum?
      Keep working on those critical-thinking skills, bubba...you might get some someday.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I thought they launched the Podcast app coz they also removed it from the Music/Video apps but they didn't.
      I had nothing but problems with that damn PodCast app. I had it on my daughters iPad1 and my iPad3.
      As I dont want to watch her PodCasts I removed them from my iPad but they were also removed from her iPad.
      Today I found out as she removed my podcasts from the app in HER iPad they were also deleted from my iPad.

      How stupid. I uninstalled it on both iPads and now its back to the way its supposed to be. She's got her podcasts and I got mine on our iPads. If she deletes one it doesn't get deleted on mine anymore.

      Looks like Apple have really been suing a lot of people this year as just about everything they've released is buggy as hell.