Podcast Downloads coming in iPhone OS 2.2--from Apple

Podcast Downloads coming in iPhone OS 2.2--from Apple

Ben Wilson

The German blog Schimanke.com has posted some screenshots from the beta version of the iPhone 2.2 firmware. The images reveal more information about the new release, including details about new iTunes and App Store features. These features only appeared within the last week and have not been fully implemented on the iTunes-infrastructure side.

The screenshots show that Apple will be adding delivery options for over-the-air downloads of additional media, including video and audio podcasts. The 10 MB download size limit will be in place when the iPhone is on a cellular network.

We've already reported about the new App rating system and the new Google Street View, Bus Schedules, etc..

Apple previously rejected Podcaster--an iPhone application that lets people download podcasts directly to their devices without going through iTunes-?from the App Store.

There is currently no indication regarding iPhone OS 2.2's release date.