John Herrman, reporting for The New York Times:
Late last month, Apple brought seven leading podcast professionals to the company’s campus in Cupertino, Calif., to air their case to a room full of employees, according to two people who were there. The people would speak only on the condition of anonymity because they had signed nondisclosure agreements. The company made no promises, the people said, but several pressing issues for podcasters were discussed in frank terms.
Apple still has a dominant position in the podcasting market, but that could change if they don’t make improvements soon — for podcast creators and listeners. This rumor gives me hope that Apple isn’t letting grass grow under their feet.