According to All Things D, Apple is taking Podcasts out the iOS Music app. This was originally a bit of a concern to some developers as they thought it was completely removed from the app it was originally found in. However, it seems as if Podcasts are going to become their own app within iOS.
This may be good news for Podcasts as it can make them more easily discoverable. It sounds as if the user would have to download the Podcasts app from the App Store (that’s speculation though, but this is how it works with iTunes U). Then, they would be able to launch the app from their Home Screen and search for podcasts through the application.
One final thing worth noting is that the iTunes desktop app will keep the Podcasts section.
[via All Things D]