iPhone Update To Let You Download Podcasts WirelesslyOct 28th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Software
Put this in the unsubstantiated rumor category – but AppleInsider is reporting that iPhone firmware 2.2 will add support for wireless downloads:
A tipster shared with us some screenshots of the new firmware, including what appears to be the ability to download podcasts directly to your iPhone (and presumably your iPod touch). This could tidily explain why AppleÂ rejected the Podcaster appÂ last month. The option to “get more episodes” doesn’t appear to work in this firmware build, however.
This is different than wireless syncing; it looks you’ll be able to browse and download specific episodes.Â
It’s also not clear if this will be supported just on WiFi or if it will be available on AT&T’s wireless network. If it’s supported on AT&T’s wireless network, it could ratchet up the traffic significantly.