iOS 6 to include standalone podcast app

The website All Things D reported yesterday that iOS 6 will have a standalone podcast app. I'm looking forward to that, since I actually use my iPad more for listening to podcasts than to music. And I've never been completely satisfied with the buitin app. As you likely know, the podcast function is currently part of the Music app, buried in the More tab. And you search out podcasts using the iTunes app. But according All Things D, a new podcast app will let users discover, download, and play podcasts all within the same app. In addition, apparently iTunes U will also get its own app.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.