Some iPhone news for your Friday: The next, still unreleased firmware version 2.2 adds direct-to-phone podcast downloads, in a refined App Store. As with the iTunes store, it seems podcasts' size will be limited to 10MB over your EDGE or 3G connection; find some wifi to download bigger 'casts.
This info is thanks to leaked photos from the developers version of 2.2, which Apple seeded out in October. From previous leaks, we know 2.2 will add Google Street View to Maps (and for Japan, Emoji icons).
No word from Apple when to expect 2.2 to be released to the public. Despite all the leaks, we're hoping Apple will still have a surprise or two when 2.2 drops. One modest wish: COPY AND FRIGGIN PASTE! WTF!
When it does release, however, you'll be able to download G4's great podcasts directly to your iPhone. Woot!