Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to mharszlak)
I love the Podcasts app in almost every way except it has two major issues:
1. It is slow to respond to touch, as described above.
2. It marks many random episodes (sometimes from months ago) as "unplayed."
I am only subscribed to five podcasts.
(iPhone 4S AT&T, iOS 5.1.1, all other apps closed)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 4:57 AM (in response to kerplunknet)
I've seen both these issues regularly with the Podcasts app. Old episodes being marked as unplayed, and the terrible performance.
Question, do you have iTunes Match enabled? I have a theory that the slowness is related to having a large iTunes Match library.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to kerplunknet)
I have an ipod touch (4th gen) on iOS6 and this app is no better. It takes 10 seconds to load, then if you go out of the app, just touch the music app, then go back to podcasts, it will play for about 5 seconds and then stop the podcast. You then have to start it again. Not sure why they had to pull podcasts out of the Music app. At least that was consistant in it's use. I was using that hoping apple fixed the Podcast app soon, but now they've taken that choice away. I subscribe to probably 15-20 podcasts and listen 6+ hours a day. Very frustrating!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to mharszlak)
Still a problem on iPhone 5. Originally I thought this was a case of indirect, planned obsolescence - AKA 'Our newest devices are really fast now, why should we spend the time to code this efficiently.' - Seemingly not the first time - have you noticed how your iOS devices slow way the heck down over 2 years of use and updates, just in time for the next gen device?
In this case, it appears that it's just a terribly written app... Still randomly slow and glitchy on iPhone 5 - also get strange bugs where podcasts start playing after phone calls or Siri use. gah! Plus, what's with so much skeuomorphism/ over designing? Retro tape decks and the turtle/rabbit controls arn't adding much other than maybe justifying the employment of a few Apple employees.
At least it's not as bad as 'Find my Friends' - which i'm never going to put on my devices