Apple first introduced the world to podcasts back in 2005 by adding a podcast directory into iTunes 4.9. It wasn’t until 2012 that they launched the Apple Podcasts app for iPhone.

Over the years, the app has taken on many designs as it mimicked the overall iOS design trends. Despite it not offering all the features of third party apps, it is reported to have the high market share of any podcast app. Despite having control of the market, Apple hasn’t done much to try to profit from it. From a technical side, the directory in Apple Podcasts is just a collection of RSS feeds. Spotify is one company aimed to growing its podcast market share at the expense of Apple Podcasts, so it remains to be seen what (if anything) Apple will do going forward.

9to5Mac hosts an hour long weekly Apple news podcast called 9to5Mac Happy Hour, a short updates podcast with episodes released throughout the week called 9to5Mac Daily, and a weekly tech news podcast from the perspective of developers called Stacktrace. All of them can be subscribed to inside of Apple Podcasts.

Other podcasts on our network include:

Apple Podcasts Stories November 21

Apple reportedly hires NatGeo, NPR producer as it prepares to fund Apple Podcasts originals

Apple has made a notable hire in the podcasting industry this week. Inside Podcasting reports that Apple recently hired Emily Ochsenschlager, who previously served National Geographic’s director of podcasts. This hire comes as reports suggest Apple plans to start funding original podcasts.

Apple Podcasts Stories November 13

Apple adds new Podcasts Connect tools for releasing new shows and more

In an email to podcasters this evening, Apple has announced a handful of changes coming to the Apple Podcasts platform. There are new features for managing show launches, image specifications, and more.

Spotify has been working with podcasts for a number of years now, and they have been investing more and more in this area that Apple used to dominate. Spotify has spent millions of dollars to acquire original content and also improve their platform for users and creators.

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Apple Podcasts Stories October 13

A few months ago, I wrote about The Athletic, and I thought it would make a great acquisition target for Apple. When I originally wrote that article, I mentioned that the Athletic had recently launched a podcast section, but they were only available inside of their app and not dedicated podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or Pocket Casts. In recent weeks, they’ve reversed that stance and started submitting their shows to Apple Podcasts and Spotify, but only including some of the episodes as a free download. expand full story

Apple Podcasts Stories September 25

The Edge of Sleep, a new thrilling podcast from the company behind Carrier and Blackout, is now available

I wrote about the Carrier podcast a few months back, and I got a lot of great feedback from listeners who loved the show as well. Last week, I got word that the QCODE team behind Carrier was about to release the first two episodes of a brand new show called The Edge of Sleep.

Apple Podcasts Stories September 23

Popular newsletter Morning Brew expands with new ‘Business Casual’ weekly podcast

I am a sucker for daily email newsletters, but my favorite is Morning Brew. It’s a quick morning email that sums up the previous days business and technology news. It’s much faster to read it over my morning coffee than it is it try to wade through dozens of articles about business news from the previous day. Now, they’ve launched the Business Casual podcast. It’s a new weekly podcast that goes in depth about a single specific top in the world of technology and business.

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