Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.
We’re deep in iPhone 5 week right now, in case you somehow missed the pre-launch news, and Pocket (formerly known as Read It Later) has rolled out a new version of its social bookmarking app that is optimised for the new Apple smartphone’s larger 4-inch screen and its upcoming iOS 6 platform.
Pocket 4.2, which launched merely hours after the firm added audio-playback to its Android app, is one of the early apps to add iPhone 5 and iOS support, but it also now allows users to select which blogs they want to post bookmarks and content to.
Additionally, the team has squashed a number of bugs within the app, as detailed below:
Here’s what’s in Pocket 4.2 for iOS:
Compatibility with iOS 6 and iPhone 5.
Tumblr users can now select which blog (or blogs) to post to.
Offline articles will no longer be cleared if disk space is limited.
Items no longer duplicated when adding via clipboard.
Videos will no longer stop playing when the device is rotated.
That’s the good news…but unfortunately iPhone and iPad owners don’t get the very cool new audio feature that Pocket added to its Android app today, that’s due to the lack of a text-to-speech API.
The company says it will “continue to look at bringing it to iOS”, but it currently has no immediate plans to do so.
Other apps are introducing support for Apple’s new phone, which has begun shipping to customers, and iOS 6, which launches Wednesday; popular Twitter client Tweetbot and Pocket-rival Instapaper are among them.
You can grab the new version of Pocket below…that’s a link most definitely worth Pocket-ing if you are one of the lucky ones awaiting a ‘special delivery’ this week.
➤ App Store | Pocket Blog
Further reading: Deep Dive into Pocket, the beautiful save it for later service
Headline image via Shutterstock / Boris Sosnovyy
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