It is rumoured that Apple plans to deliver iTunes 4.9 three weeks ahead of schedule, somewhere in the first week of July. One of the main new features will be support for Podcasting. Apple plans to offer users features to locate, listen, track, archive and eventually buy subscriptions to Podcasts.
Apple is also trying to simplify the process of locating relevant Podcasts; an iTunes Podcasting team has attempted to streamline the organization and accessibility of individual Podcasts. After analyzing iPodder.org, the Internet's most popular Podcast directory, Apple has reportedly developed a new directory structure and categorical listing for Podcasts.