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Bug in iOS 6 Causes Multiple Downloads of Podcasts, Is Fixed in 6.0.1

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    The Next Web reports on an apparent bug in iOS 6's AV Foundation that caused podcasts and audio streams to be downloaded multiple times unnecessarily.

    The issue was first discovered by the Public Radio Exchange labs, which thoroughly examined the issue.
    TNW notes that the issue appears to be fixed in iOS 6.0.1, and did not occur in iOS 5. It appears to affect both customers on Wi-Fi and over cellular networks, so there is the potential for data overages affecting users downloading podcasts frequently. TNW claims that "some users have reported success contacting their carrier to have the overage charges removed."

    Article Link: Bug in iOS 6 Causes Multiple Downloads of Podcasts, Is Fixed in 6.0.1
  2. macrumors 604


    iOS 6 is a bug
  3. macrumors member

    wonder if this fixed duplicated voice memos that don't sync
  4. macrumors regular


    Podcasts, podcasts everywhere.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Funny that they still find new fixes in iOS 6.0.1 even after a few weeks after the roll out.
  6. macrumors 68020


    iOS is the only software ever with bugs in it. I guess you're right. :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 6502

    Because Android is bug free now?
  8. macrumors G3


    I am wondering if that was the cause of the some of issues with the podcast stand alone app? It took for ever to load and when it did it would start and stop in the beginning.

    So far I have not had this issue.
  9. macrumors 68020


    This is a page of current bugs in Android Gingerbread: http://source.android.com/source/known-issues.html

    Here is just one example issue Gingerbread currently has:
    * Camera, GPS and NFC don't work on Galaxy Nexus. As an example, the Camera application crashes as soon as it's launched.

    So, should we avoid Android?
  10. macrumors 6502

    Mac Fly (film)

    Holy ****. Bad enough downloading it once.
  11. macrumors 603


    Not sure how Android got in the comments - but shock horror - software has bugs! Wow just wow :-/

    And Steve would have never of let this happen :more sarcasm:
  12. macrumors member

    I wish the app allowed you to manually enter in a podcast URL. Maybe iOS7 will do that for us...
  13. macrumors regular


    SARCASM NOT DETECTED BY BOTH PARTIES. Please try to get your point across without assuming the other person is an idiot. Makes the forum a lot better.
  14. macrumors 6502


    First discovered my eye!

    This has been known about since launch within the Mac & Podcasting communities.

    First outlet to have the balls to report it more like.
  15. macrumors 603


    Smilies are a good way of getting emotion across - better to use them than not.
  16. macrumors newbie

    I got crushed by this bug. Racked up 6gb of data in 48 hours. Had to wipe whole phone and OS to get it to stop.
  17. macrumors regular

    The world is going to Hell in a handbasket. Of course if you're a dude, then it's a European carry-all
  18. macrumors demi-god


    Yeah, those patch downloads really take it out of you.


    I have to go lie down after clicking on that "Download" button.

    Jeez, life's a bitch, ain't it!?
  19. macrumors newbie

    I downloaded 2 gigs in 2 days over 3G because of this. I just knew it was the dodgy podcast app. How can they release something so terrible and big ridden. Got charged $160 excess data fees. Luckily I got it removed as I have never ever gone over my data cap before let alone download that amount in a single day.
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    Would love to know what they said. "Ah, yeah, there's some, uh, data, that shouldn't be on my bill....?" :)
  22. macrumors newbie

    I managed to get about $550 cut off my bill from my carrier.
    Also switched to iCatcher podcast app. Didn't like the Apple one anyway.
    I like the fact that it has a "Leo Skip" of 2 mins for Leo Laporte's commercials ;)
  23. macrumors newbie

    I guess that explains my AT&T bill last month.

    I stream podcasts and SiriusXM radio regularly. I noticed last month I used over 3 GB of data streaming a 640 MB video podcast. I did a test after that and watched 10 minutes of a 150 MB file and it came in at over 300 MB.

    I had read about the podcast bug when investigating my data usage and so started to download rather than stream to conserve data (though it appeared to download even when playing a downloaded file too). Since I thought the issue was isolated to the Podcasts app I got to where I only streamed SiriusXM. Problem is it clearly wasn't. For those who do not know SiriusXM is a 128 kbps stream and in five minutes it used over 50 MB. Due to all of that I just quit streaming things altogether.

    Maybe now I can roll the dice and safely try streaming again.

    PS - I contacted AT&T but no luck on getting them to credit my unnecessary overages.
  24. macrumors 68040

    I definitely noticed this. After seeing my data usage shoot way up (3GB in two weeks, usually I do less than 2GB for the whole month) I started testing the data usage of various tasks using the Usage tab in Settings.

    I noticed that when I streamed a podcast from the Podcasts app instead of downloading it and then listening to the downloaded copy, it would use 200mb+ of data for a podcast that was only 20-30mb total to download.

    Glad they fixed it, I've been avoiding streaming completely for the past month.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Didn't entirely fix podcasts starting after missed calls.

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