Apple brings podcasts into iTunes
Apple's iTunes is widely used across the world
Apple plans to police which podcasts make it into the directory of shows available via its iTunes program.
As expected, the new version of the music jukebox software includes the ability to download podcasts.
By providing a directory of 3,000 shows, Apple says it is taking podcasting into the mainstream.
The software also allows people to send in their podcasts for inclusion on the list, but Apple will vet these due to editorial and copyright concerns.