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This is a big deal.
It all depends on how it is positioned in the user interface.
I listen to too many podcasts and my data plan sucks big time. I would burn through my allotted bandwidth. Although I barely listen to some podcast, I have enough episodes that I haven't listened to yet that I well never run out of things to watch or listen. Half of them I would like to listen to but I prioritize on what gives me the most enjoyment or knowledge for my time. I guess I like to hoard podcasts, strangely enough. There needs to be some sort of way of controlling the downloads, considering that downloading 5 geeknights episodes would be my whole data plan.
It all depends on how it is positioned in the user interface.If normal people start to treat podcasts like "portable TiVO for radio," then it's big. If only the nerds have an easy time of it, then podcasting as a medium of distribution will be almost entirely unaffected.
"Portable TiVO for radio"? Podcasts? I don't entirely get the connection, there.
Update: Podcast download size is going to be "initially limited" to 10 MB.
So I guess there was a real reason other than Apple is evil.
Update: Podcast download size is going to be "initially limited" to 10 MB. There goes GeekNights...
So I guess there was a real reason other than Apple is evil.No, apple is still evil. They now have a monopoly on podcasting applications. Shouldn't people be able to choose how they download their podcasts to their iPhones? I see no legitimate reason for apple to block "competing" appications
"Portable TiVO for radio"? Podcasts? I don't entirely get the connection, there.For most people, time-shifted content means "Tivo." That's the metaphor that they work with in their heads. They only apply this metaphor to television and movies. They like time-shifting, but they don't understand the ramifications enough to be able to readily apply the idea to other media.To get podcasting to work for the masses, we need to get them to apply the same metaphor to audio content that they do to video. Hence, "Tivo for the radio."
Wow apple are so evil, they are in a capitalist market and are trying to make money, as is their responsibility to their stock holders - just terrible -_- They would not be doing their job if they didn't protect their products. Your complaint is against capitalism, not against the company.
iPhone 2.2 Firmware is live, and includes podcasting via iTunes.link
iPhone 2.2 Firmware is live, and includes podcasting via iTunes.linkDownloading now.