iPhone: RSS Reader

John Gruber on iPhone feed reading apps:

… there are a bunch that are pretty good, but not one that’s great.

I think Apple could develop a great RSS reader for the iPhone. But if OS X for the Mac is any evidence of Apple’s considerations for a RSS reader, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Apple integrates RSS reading capabilities into Mail and Safari, but doesn’t have a standalone app. This is interesting to me. Maybe Apple thinks RSS reading is just an adjunct function for different apps.

Shawn Blanc in iPhone’s Missing Feed Reader:

The predicament with feed reading apps is most certainly not in the quantity of the selections; rather, the quality. … I prefer a simple app that does less and does it better.

Agreed, I too like simple, functional, elegant apps.