Apple has finally unveiled their latest update to iTunes. iTunes 4.9‘ only real new feature is its integrated support for podcasts (Don’t know what podcasting is? Click on the last link and Apple will be glad to tell you.)
I’ve already downloaded the new iTunes on my work PC and its not bad. Podcasts are directly integrated into iTunes just as you would think Apple would do it: Very smoothly. But the question is does anyone care? For those that are very serious podcast listners, and there are plenty of them out there, iTunes’ upgrade might not be enough power and have enough features for them. For me? I really only listen to the occasional podcast so this is great. Being able to deal with all of that in one application is what I was looking for. We’ll have to wait and see if Apple tries to make this into more of a business model that just the current model which is just making you pass through their store to get to the ‘casts.