With the latest iPhone update, I’ve found myself doing something I didn’t do before… listening to podcasts.
Like many, I just didn’t see the need for them. If I want to watch a video, I’ll search for it on the web, download it… and usually watch it in higher quality than via a podcast. I don’t need a talking head to feed me information.
iPhone 2.2 changes quite a bit. Now, you can have video and audio streamed to your pocket, and you don’t need to download it before hand. You’re now not just limited to YouTube, you can search a plethora of podcasts to find late-breaking information and analysis… all while mobile. Plus, unlike YouTube, you aren’t dealing with poor quality (or an inability to save content to the iPhone/iPod).
I’m going to make a bit of a bold prediction here, but I believe that iPhone 2.2 will mark the largest increase in podcasting activity ever. Yeah, it’s that big.
So, I’m going to start working on a podcast. Can’t say how it will be formed just yet (be it here, a PhoneNews.com Podcast, or a greater MechaWorks podcast)… that’s still being hashed out.
Also, don’t be shocked if it won’t happen for a month or two, these next two/three months are a really exciting… and stressful… time for me and MechaWorks. We are trying to do a lot of innovative things, and bring on a lot of new people, all at the same time. While many are starting to celebrate, we’re just getting started.