Elgan writes, “For some reason, it seems to me, Apple appears to have failed to think this way about podcasting. Apple used to include podcasting on iOS as an also-ran feature in the Music app. Last year, they launched a dedicated Podcasts app. The app has been universally panned. Mashable called it ‘horrible.’ Business Insider called it ‘horrifically bad.’ C|net called it the ‘worst app Apple ever made.’”
Elgan writes, “Rather than sweeping the medium under the rug and buying into the Hollywood fiction that old-school media is superior, Apple should instead set up a brilliant, flexible model for all content creators to showcase their work, and enable users to live-stream, download, pay for, subscribe to and enjoy any kind of audio or video content regardless of who produced it — from the smallest, one-man podcast to the biggest-budget Hollywood TV series.”
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CNET reviews Apple’s Podcasts app: All kinds of suck; the worst app Apple ever made – January 4, 2013
Apple releases free ‘Podcasts’ app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – June 26, 2012