How iOS 14.5 broke Apple’s Podcasts app

Apple’s Podcasts app in iOS 14.5 is missing episodes, lacks proper show notes, and falls well short of third-party podcast apps — and so far, Apple seems disinterested in actively fixing the problems.

During Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event they announced a Podcast Subscriptions platform that will be available to creators this month. Listeners will be able to pay for exclusive content right in the Apple Podcasts app making purchases quick and easy. But those subscriptions will only be available inside the official Apple Podcasts app, and it’s currently very broken.

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