Apple Updates Podcasts App With Less Skeumorphic UI And Custom Stations

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After a slew of complaints from users, Apple has just updated the Podcasts app for iOS. Gone away are the skeuomorphic UI elements that were prominent during the app’s original release. Instead, Apple has trimmed the UI down to its more essential elements.

Podcasts 1.2 is available in the App Store for free right now. The update includes some new features, such as On-The-Go playlists, Custom Stations, iCloud synchronization and more.

Here are the full notes:

• Create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes
• Choose whether your stations begin playing with the newest or oldest unplayed episode
• Your stations are stored in iCloud and kept up-to-date on all of your devices
• Create an On-The-Go playlist with your own list of episodes
• Playlists synced from iTunes now appear in the Podcasts app
• The Now Playing view has been redesigned with easier to use playback controls
• Addressed an issue with resuming playback when returning to the app
• Additional performance and stability improvements

  • Eric_M_White

    This is a great move on Apple’s part. Less Skeumorphic design is the way to go. I hope Ive’s input brings a cleaner and more cohesive UI to iOS and OS X.

  • Adrayven

    Thats fine, as long as they don’t take it to flat. There is a reason to keep it, such as it helps to define elements and borders. To flat, and you end up with another Outlook 2013, a nightmare to look at that causes ones eyes to hurt.

  • Ollie_McMillan

    This proves that Apple hasn’t abandoned podcasts (even though deep down we all knew that they hadn’t anyway)

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