Podcast Support in Next iTunes

The next version of Apple’s iTunes software will support and organize podcasts.

Podcasts, which are sound files and audio content such as radio shows, have surged in popularity. They do not require an iPod to listen to them on the go. Any digital MP3 player will work.

“With the next version of iTunes, due within 60 days, there will now be an easy way for everyone to find and subscribe to” podcasts, the company said in a statement.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and chief executive demonstrated on Sunday evening how Apple’s podcasting organization and downloading process would work within iTunes at a Wall Street Journal technology conference.

I think this is really cool.
I haven’t played around with podcasting yet, but it’s something that has been going through my mind lately and to see Apple jump on the podcasting wagon and make it more accessible is really great.

[More: CNet News, O’Reilly Radar]

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

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