“Apple’s developer release of iOS 6 created an instant mystery: Podcasts are missing from the iTunes app! Who dunnit?” Mike Elgan writes for Cult of Mac. “At least, that’s the false meme that emerged. In fact, references to ‘Podcasts’ are in there. Things have been re-arranged, and podcasts deemphasized. Something is going on.”
“The rumor and/or speculation is that Apple will spin podcasts out into a separate app (but keep it in the desktop version of iTunes). This prediction is supported both by funny business in the app, and also inside information from unnamed sources ‘close to the company,'” Elgan explains. “The prediction that Podcasts will get their own app sounds reasonable. But the interesting part is: Why?”
Elgan writes, “Why would Apple put music, movies and TV shows all together in one app, but create an entirely separate app for podcasts? Sounds dumb, right? Actually, if Apple is doing what I think they’re doing, it’s a stroke of genius.”
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Apple gives podcasts a gentle push out of iTunes – June 15, 2012