Apple says that it has resolved a 'problem' with the Podcasts app

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What you need to know

  • Apple says that it has fixed an "outage" with the Apple Podcasts app.
  • Hopefully, the fix includes a range of issues introduced with iOS 14.5 last week.

Apple has hopefully fixed the Apple Podcasts app.

As reported by MacRumors, Apple had said that the Apple Podcasts app was experiencing an "outage" for some users that began on April 29. As of the publishing of this article, Apple says that the outage has been resolved according to its System Status page on the Apple Support website.

Apple's Podcasts platform is experiencing an "outage" for some users, according to the company's system status page."Users are experiencing a problem with this service," wrote Apple. "We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available." Apple says the undisclosed problem began on April 29.Only some users are affected by the outage, according to Apple. No further details were provided, and Apple has declined to comment at this time.

While Apple has not said exactly what has been fixed, it is hopefully the many issues introduced in the Podcasts app when the company released iOS 14.5 last week.

Noted by MacRumors, a slew of bugs and issues appear to have come to light following the update:In spite of redesigning its Podcasts app with iOS 14.5, long-standing bugs within the app persist, and Apple has introduced a range of new crippling usability problems, according to hundreds of reports from users across Twitter and Reddit.One notable issue that has not been fixed is syncing issues, with users reporting that previous problems with libraries not syncing, podcast settings not carrying over, and cross-device listening all still persist.

We'll have to wait and see if the issues with the Podcasts app are now resolved.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.