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Apple's Podcasts app is reportedly getting an iOS 14 redesign

Podcasts on iPhone 11 Pro
Podcasts on iPhone 11 Pro (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is set to announce iOS 14 on Monday, June 22.
  • New information suggests we can expect a Podcasts revamp.
  • That includes a new "For You" tab and more.

Apple is expected to announce iOS 14 on Monday, June 22 as it kicks its online WWDC off. We've already heard plenty about what we should expect from the next iPhone and iPad update and now we're hearing more – this time about a refreshed and reworked Podcasts app.

According to a new 9to5Mac report, Podcasts will be getting some Apple Music treatment in the form of a new "For You" tab that will help surface podcasts and episodes that users might enjoy.

If you're already an Apple Music subscriber, you're probably familiar with the "For You" tab, which suggests new songs, artists, and playlists based on what you've been listening to. With iOS 14, a similar feature will be available within Apple's Podcasts app, according to people familiar with the matter.

Podcast creators are also said to be getting the option to offer "bonus content" to their subscribers. That content will appear as part of the regular podcast feed but will be distinguishable from the standard episodic content, the report notes.

This all sounds more than plausible but we won't have to wait too long to see the new Podcasts app for ourselves. Apple will be streaming its WWDC event online for the world to see.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

2 Comments
  • THAT'S the big redesign? A "For You" tab?! With all the deficiencies and the absolute mess of a UI, and they're adding a "For You" tab and calling it a redesign? From someone who wishes that I could use the default app, this is such an utter disappointment.
  • I wish they'd introduce an option to cast to a google home speaker