Direct Podcast Downloads Coming In 2.2 Update?

TUAW has received screenshots from a tipster which show what looks to be another new feature in the upcoming iPhone 2.2 Software Update. It now appears that new podcast episodes will be able to be downloaded directly to your iPhone (and possibly iPod touch) without the need to sync with iTunes. According to the tipster, the “Get More Episodes” button doesn’t do anything at the moment, although it’s likely due to the software’s beta status.

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TUAW speculates that this new feature may have motivated Apple’s decision to reject Podcaster last month.

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