I had to update to iOS 6 sooner or later, and I knew that meant the Podcast app.
Still, a small part of me hoped that that it wasn't as bad as I heard.
Really, I was in denial.
It's true. All of my Podcast Playlists are gone.
Apple's share price is at 2001 levels -- really, that's not low enough.
Yeah, it's one tiny app that only a few geeks really use -- but we are the geeks that used Playlists and Smart Playlists. This is the kind of colossal screw-up that can't exist in isolation. It's worse than the infamous Maps mess because there Apple had a real business problem.
That podcast silence you hear is the dead canary.
And the big iTunes update is still supposed to be coming ...
Update: Listen to podcasts with Music app on iOS 6 - Mac OS X Hints says you delete the Podcast app and get Playlists back. I had to restart my iPhone with iOS 6.01 for this to work, but it did work.
Update 11/11/2012: After deleting Podcast.app and restarting video pod cats will again appear in Video.app. My kids like those.
You really should try Downcast. It's vastly better although has the downside of not syncing with the Mac.
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