iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: Email Podcast Links from iPod App

Looks like iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 doth giveth a little as well. That tiny email icon present in the top navigation bar of podcasts was decorative only until Beta 4, when it began to allow you to email the iTunes Store link for a friend for any podcast you'd downloaded over-the-air (at least for some it did). Now, with Beta 5, that tiny email icon is powered up and working for podcasts synced over via iTunes as well.

Earth shattering? No. But if you're enjoying a great episode of Phone different, GDGT, TWiT, YLNT, or whatever else floats your audio boat, and you want to give a friend easy access to equal entertainment, it's certainly a great convenience.

[Thanks anon for the tip!]

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • As far as I know, this feature has been working/there since beta 4.
  • Dear TiPB.. Stop writing about features that are not new and saying that they are. Your most recent posts are full of EPIC FAIL.
    I don't know why I still love you <3
  • that's been available and working since beta 1
  • I've had this feature work sometimes and not work sometimes. I think it's either available on some pocasts but not others, or it's just really buggy. But it's not new with beta 5.
  • I have found with 3.0 Beta 5, is that the icons on the apps and games are black!! if you download anything new or sync an app the icon doesnt come over!!
  • Gotta love that new iPhone 3G s, might get one if I can find a good AT&T plan with it
  • im never leave home without itouch now...
  • Does it work for iphone 3gs ?