Podcast Directory Coming In 2.2, Over-The-Air Downloads Confirmed
According to screenshots posted by the German Blog Schimanke.com, Apple will indeed be adding over-the-air podcast downloading in the next iPhone update. Shedding more light the feature’s implementation, the screenshots show that Apple will be including the iTunes podcast directory in the iTunes mobile app. The directory will be available over cellular and Wi-Fi networks and both audio and video podcasts will be available. Podcast downloads will be limited to 10MB over the cellular network.
Additionally, Schimanke also publishes an updated screenshot of the App Store which shows app icons next to their respective categories.
Apple recently seeded developers with iPhone 2.2. Beta 2, which includes other new features such as Google Street View and walking directions. There is no set release date for iPhone 2.2, although the activated OTA podcast directory may indicate that Apple is close to pushing the update soon.