iOS 6 may have separate podcast and iTunes U app

iOS 6 may have separate podcast and iTunes U app
One of the lesser known changes coming in iOS 6 is that podcasts are no longer going to be part of the iTunes store, which is a pretty big change for those of us who have gotten used to having iTunes as the one stop shop. Having podcasts together in iTunes and the WP Marketplace have been a positive that we've attributed over Google's hands-off approach to podcasts. 

Of course, just because podcasts won't be in iTunes doesn't mean that Apple is banishing them all together. Instead, sources say that iOS 6 will have a new app that is separate and just for podcasts. If that's true, that means that podcasts will get its own app (as iBooks did, and video), which would take podcasts out of iTunes and also of course out of the Music app. It seems like this is happening because the next version of iTunes that Apple showed developers doesn't have podcasts, although there is no separate app as yet in iOS 6 beta. 

Additionally, there is a rumor that iTunes U will also be getting bumped out of iTunes and into its own app, but there has been no confirmation on that. 

source: AllThingsD

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8 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1747; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Firsty wow on an apple story

2. ApphoIe

Posts: 78; Member since: May 31, 2012

MAGICAL! INNOVATIVE! REVOLUTIONARY!!!! Michael H apple love article, nothing to see here folks.

3. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

This article as been on a lot of website and I can't figure out why should we care if it's separate or not if you get the same thing(i think). Either way, apple fans are not like that, stop being a troll, no one does that, only you believe so. You guys think apple fans are like that, but my father, for example is a huge apple fan and buys their computers, got an iPhone, an iPod but my father not anybody i know says that besides "android fans who think apple fans are sheeps". Damn i love apple, love android, and a bunch of other things but never have i seen guys who say that besides the one i mentioned.

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

you do know michael H has explained he prefers android but sees the value of apple right... idk where you get "apple love article" from.. especially since this is a PHONE NEWS site where they deliver NEWS on PHONES... maybe you shud visit androidcentral perhaps if u dont wanna hear about apple?

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Sad. Very sad. On Android we call these App upgrades.

7. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Sounds like fragmentation.

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