Apple has released a dedicated Podcasts app. This was talked about last week, but at the time was still just a rumor (granted, All Things D and the Wall Street Journal both have great track records with Apple rumors).
That said, Podcasts are still available through the iPhone’s music app, but it’s expected that they will be separated when iOS 6 arrives this fall.
This may help push Podcasts to the forefront if Apple decides to pre-install it in iOS 6. This also helps separate it from the Music app, which as the name implies, will now be dedicated to music. Know that the same app was simply called iPod in previous iterations of iOS.
You can check out the Podcasts app below: