I just replaced my prior iPhone 3G by a brand new iPhone 5 and installed this new Podcast app, as podcast content dif not appear in "music" any more.
Although I enjoy having direct sync of podcasts on the iPhone over Wifi (instead of having to plug it to my iTunes), I am not fully satisfied as well:
- for some podcasts, it seems to be working fine, event though some episodes appear much later on my iPhone as on iTunes
- for some others, it used to work fine at the start, but I do not get any of the most recent episodes anymore (they do not appear at all)
- for some others, downloading seems to always fail but streaming is OK
- for some others, I can see the episodes but cannot donwload nor stream them on my iPhone.
In the meantime, all these podcasts perfectly work on a standard iTunes (on a Mac or a PC).
I tried to unscribe an subscribe again but it didi not fix anything. Perhaps shall I try to uninstall and reinstall the application.
The erratic sync feature is definitly the most critical issue to fix by Apple.
Not supporting long labels & playlists is more a kind of "nice to have", although I agree these would be very useful.
Concern iMap, I did not have any major concern up to now with it (I do not use it so often, but it worked well at each occasion).