Podcasts iOS App to Receive Bug Fix Update Later Today [Update: It's Out]

NewImageAfter Apple's Podcasts app was released last month, many users had complaints about bugs, crashes and other issues. All Things D says that an update should debut later today that will fix the problems and "vastly improve it":

Podcasts users take note: Apple has been hard at work tweaking the app to fix the problems that currently plague it and sources say the company expects to post an update to it this afternoon that should vastly improve it.

Nearly two-thirds of reviews for the Podcasts app on the App Store gave it a one - or two-star review, with the app having a two-and-a-half-star review overall -- one of the lowest of all Apple's apps.

Podcasts had traditionally been housed in the iTunes app on iOS devices, but Apple has been working to streamline the user experience by breaking out some categories into their own apps, including Podcasts and iTunes U.

Update: As noted by Jim Dalrymple, Apple has released an update to the Podcasts app with these changes:

Podcasts 1.0.1 provides a number of improvements, including:

• Significant improvements to performance and stability
• Podcasts in your library now show the number of unplayed episodes
• Top Stations now show the podcast title if artwork is missing
• Playback speed is now remembered when playing the next episode
• Fix for a problem where the Subscribe button is inactive
• Resolution of an issue where Top Stations artwork may not appear

Podcasts is a free download for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

bitfactory Avatar
131 months ago
Easily my least favorite app from Apple. Terribly slow, unresponsive, and downright odd design.

I still can't believe this app was made by Apple.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Elvin77 Avatar
131 months ago
Hallelujah!

If this App had come from any other developer it would have been killed by 1 star reviews. It the buggiest piece of #$%^ I have used on my iOS devices in a long time. Hope the new version fixes the dozen or so issues I have with the app.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimAlia Avatar
131 months ago
Maybe this time the UI will look like a record player instead of reel to reel tapes. Or maybe the new design will be a music box!

Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miamialley Avatar
131 months ago

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Whilst you were away, I arranged to have the "Vote Down" button removed from your computer. Sorry.

I know, now I'm lost.

It really was stupid to remove the down vote though. We can only like posts, but not dislike them? Like kindergarten.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reason077 Avatar
131 months ago
More quality issues from Apple. This would not have happened on Steve's watch. Let's hope its not a terminal decline.

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I vote down all posts containing the word "whilst."
Whilst you were away, I arranged to have the "Vote Down" button removed from your computer. Sorry.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miamialley Avatar
131 months ago
Props to Apple for knowing they released buggy software and resolving the issues quickly.

Quickly?!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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