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  • 30. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    Seiryu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anyone taking bets on how long before Apple figures out that Audiobooks aren't Music either, creates the Audiobooks app and rips audiobook support out of the Music app?  Audiobooks need to be equally hard to deal with so we can have a common user experience that makes sense in the new world order.

     

    The biggest thing keeping me tied to my iPhone now is the other collections of apps that are working well for me.  If I could easily switch the critical parts of my workflow over to Android I'd be heading that direction.

  • 31. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    Floryn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This topic is very fair. Especially the bad sync in play-status between iphone (ios) and my macbook (osx moutain lion) annoyes me a LOT. I listen to a lot of podcasts and if i want to play via my macbook and airplay when i come home, the old Music app would know what i had listenend and would even take off at the point where i stopped. Please Apple develop a proper podcasts app with all these functionalities again. You'd make my experience ten times better. At the moment I always have to double check, whether i have already listened to a podcast and mark as played on the other device.

  • 32. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    wantucce Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Argh! Looking for my podcasts on my recently upgrade 4G. Read this post and realized that there is now a Podcast app. Not perfect, but downloaded and now I have my podcasts on my phone. Was a bit worried as some said that it would not communicate with thier cars. I have a F150 with Sync technology and usually play using bluetooth. Seems to work fine. Although it does seem that Apple continues to make things more difficutl, for right now I am glad I don't have to move my podcasts to a USB to play.

  • 33. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    ninohuong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear apple:

    Please put the podcast playback function back in the music app. It worked perfectly there. Now it doesn't.

  • 34. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    parallax1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agreed.  Just put podcasts back into music, and I will go away happy.

  • 35. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    Henry Gondorf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem is with cars where the in-car system controls the iPhone/iPod/iPad (eg where you use the controls on the car's dashboard to select the specific podcast to play as well as pausing, FF/rewind, skip etc).

     

    My BMW works like this and I'm now unable to play podcasts unless I:

    1 open the glove box

    2 remove the iPhone

    3 swipe the iPhone screen

    4 key in my passcode

    5 swipe to the screen with the Podast app

    6 tap the podcast icon

    7 select the podcast

    8 press play

     

    then on the car's dashboard sreen I select bluetooth as the source.

     

    At step 1 I've broken the law here in Australia.

     

    I can fix this by upgrading - what do you reckon Apple should I change the iPhone or the BMW?

  • 36. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    ninohuong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    SOLUTION!!!!!!!!

    I too had the same issues with my 2011 Toyota Bluetooth.  The system would discover the device and play songs and other audio stored on my device with the full functionality of all the auto controls and then, alas, ios 7 and the only thing that would work was the playback.  No functionality of the auto's controls, no picking up where you left off, etc.......only playback if I followed Henry Gondorf's detailed instructions (also illegal in New York State USA).  Thank you Henry!  Then, about three days ago, after suffering within and contemplating a switch away from apple, voila.  It is working again.  I am now happy but have NO IDEA what changed.  Perhaps, it was the Apple Thought Police intercepting my potential intentions.  It started working on a trip to Washington DC.  Could it be that a diferent geographical area solved this problem?  I hardly think so but I will find out as I am on my way home today.

     

    My suggestion:  wish REALLY, REALLY HARD that your device and Bluetooth work as before.

  • 37. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    astreiber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes! Besides the fact that they are separate and that alone *****, AND the fact that my car won't let me listen to Podcasts when it's a separate app...the most important problem to me is that the Podcast App IS RAPIDLY WASTING MY DATA!

     

    The Podcast App is constantly using data, unlike the Music App. This is a huge problem, because now the only place I can listen to Podcasts is at home, when I'm connected to Wifi. Why would I want to listen to Podcasts at home? As if I'm going to sit on the couch and just listen to a Podcast...I want to be able to listen at the gym, or at work, but it's gobbling up all my data. I also pay for a subscription to a specific Podcast, and now I can't even listen to it.

     

    Please fix this, Apple! I beg of you!

  • 38. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    astreiber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also, it uses a TON of data!

  • 39. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    ePahoney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seiryu wrote:

     

    Anyone taking bets on how long before Apple figures out that Audiobooks aren't Music either, creates the Audiobooks app and rips audiobook support out of the Music app?  Audiobooks need to be equally hard to deal with so we can have a common user experience that makes sense in the new world order.

    Looks like the latest Podcast app (2.0) does this. I've tried changing all my podcasts to 'AudioBook' and they wouldn't sync to the Music app smart list. Now I've changed them to Music, with 'Remember Playback Position' turned on and the smartlist looks like it's working correctly. I won't know until later if it remembers the playback position correctly.

     

    While it's a pain in the **** to have to download and then alter the information, at least I can control the playback in the car properly.

     

    Incidentally, the layout in Podcast 2.0 is even worse. The header info takes up most of the screen so my list of episodes only shows a single ep at a time. Unbelievable work Apple, you just continue with the downward spiral that is the podcast app.

  • 40. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    fungtastic87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i wish i never updated my iOS for my touch!! i don't understand why it won't show the names, instead it just says chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc...

  • 41. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    astreiber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is nobody else noticing that the Podcast App gobbles up your data??

  • 42. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    wantucce Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When you say gobble up data, do you mean storage space on the phone or additional data charges. As for the first, it does not seem to on my phone. If you mean the latter, I download on my computer and manage there.

  • 43. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    Evan Window Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I wish audiobooks were in iBooks. Conceptually that would make more sense to me.

  • 44. Re: music app - podcasts iOS 7
    Evan Window Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    You can turn off cellular data for Podcasts from Settings > Cellular > Podcasts. It doesn't gobble up any more data than previous versions.