AppleInsider is reporting that a leak in the new iPhone 2.2 firmware will see a podcast download function in bulit with the phone, instead of requiring to use iTunes on your main computer. The function is said to use Wi-Fi to download the latest episodes of podcasts by pressing a “Get More Episodes” link. However, it is unknown if you will be able to subscribe to a show as well.
This could be an answer to why Apple has pulled several apps, like a similar app called Podcaster, from the App Store. Anyway, this comes in a series of leaks about the new firmware additions, including Japanese emoji characters and the expansion of the features on the Google Maps app – including Street View and Transit information.