updated 12:20 am EDT, Wed October 29, 2008
iPhone 2.2 adds podcasts
The upcoming iPhone OS 2.2 update is expected to offer quite a few new goodies, with the latest rumor being direct podcast downloading, revealed by The Unofficial Apple Weblog The rumor indicates that users will be able to subscribe to and download podcasts from the iTunes Music Store, albeit with a currently non-functional "Get More Episodes..." button in the current build. Apple recently ejected the Podcaster application, this feature being the likely reason for the move.
Developers privy to the beta have shared screenshots indicating the new operating system version will bring with it application ratings upon removal of the software from the iPhone.
Mass transit directions are also expected, including directions to bus stops, schedules, and routing information.