Apple today quietly released a standalone app for podcasts (iTunes), specialty software designed for listening and subscribing to audio and video podcasts.Commentary:
Podcasts are pre-recorded audio shows of varying genres that users can subscribe to, and download for offling listening. Apple jumped on the podcast bandwagon in mid-2005, promising to take the medium "mainstream by building everything users need to discover, subscribe, manage and listen" into what was then version 4.9 of iTunes.
Apple finally created a Podcast app. While they were early in enabling podcasters and planned on doing more sooner, they never really followed through until this year. Of course, there was already an ‘app for that’ when it came to finding Podcasts and managing them. It’s called Stitcher!