iTunes 4.9 will support Podcasts

Posted on Monday, May 23 2005 @ 19:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
BetaNews writes Steve Jobs said yesterday night at a Wall Street Journal "D" conference that iTunes 4.9 will feature support for Podcasts.

The new version of iTunes is planned within the next two months and will allow users to subscribe and download pre-recorded content (Podcasts) without a third-party application. A tool to allow content authors to upload their recorded Podcasts to the iTunes digital music store will also be released.

Jobs didn't mention whether video will be the next step for iTunes, claiming that he'll leave the answer to that question to Apple's actions of the future. He also blamed wireless carriers for delays in the iTunes phone, stating that they had too much power in saying which features could be in the iTunes cell phone.

Some people asked whether the iPod was going to have problem from fierce competition in the market but Jobs said that while some rivals have come close, he is not concerned as Apple is working on some "great things".

Finally he also talked about buying or producing a TiVo like device.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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