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Gdgt reports that RealNetworks has submitted its Rhapsody app for the iPhone and iPod touch to the App Store for approval. The app will provide on-demand streaming music to Rhapsody subscribers and it will offer a limited free trial for non-subscribers to test the service.

The RealNetworks blog describes that the app will be easy and intuitive to use and will include the ability to search the entire Rhapsody library of over 8 million songs. A video demonstrating the app has been posted and can be viewed here.

Article Link: Rhapsody Coming to the iPhone?
 

liketom

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oh lordy! Steve press the Denied button :)

are Real still going ? i thought that RealDVD copy thingy killed them off ?
 

sishaw

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Apple will never approve this. Unless it purchases RealNetworks or something. Apple certainly has the cash!

The advantage to Apple is that it would give them a subscription service. But iTunes is the most successful music retailer without that type of service, so I just don't see Apple going that way.

The submission will get some publicity for the Rhapsody service, though.
 

bruinsrme

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sishaw

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ATT has publicly stated they are not in the business of approving apps.

That leaves only one party to approve or disapprove this app(le)

You are (probably, based on what we now know) correct!

Let me rephrase: I seriously doubt that Apple would approve this app working over AT&T's 3G network.
 

bruinsrme

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$15 a month ??????????????? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Yeah, I don't think Apple is going to worry about approving this App. No one is going to pay $15/month !!!!!

People already pay for the service on the computers.

this is just an extension of their subscription much like XM/Sirius.

I believe the subscriber also get 5 download a month to own with the subscription
 

Excellerator

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Rhapsody is SO worth it. You can listen to pretty much every album out. This is one the apps I was waiting for. Didn't think it would come when Verizon snagged them up. I just hope Apple releases it.

No, with this and when Hulu and Netflix On Demand apps come out this will be great!
 

spazzcat

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Its no different Pandora. Not sure why people would think it wouldn't approved. It just sucks the the mobile service costs $10 more a month.
 

kts911

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I hope this gets approved

Please don't let this turn into a debate about subscription vs. pay-as-you-go. Different models suit different peoples needs. Its also a case of short term vs. long-term.

That being said, I see this getting approved. It is a lot like iMeem which lets you stream your collection to your iPhone. Pandora is a little different because you can't pick out a specific song, its more like radio.

I just really would like to see this app approved.
 

jeffu

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Great Ap - nothing like Pandora...

I have Rhapsody and LOVE IT! It's one of the few things I actually pay for and think it's worth every penny.

Unlike Pandora that just plays "like" songs, you actually pick an Artist and an Album and listen to the entire thing. It's great, I hear something on XM that maybe I want to explore more - I go to Rhapsody, plug in the Artist and listen to the whole CD - not just snippets or 30 seconds. So, I don't have to own the cd unless it's something I really want to spend my money on - in the meantime I can check out a lot of artists that I've heard of or may be curious about, find I like them, then buy the CD.

Their catalog is HUGE, they have just about anything you can imagine, so the choices are endless. I would love this on my iPhone.
 

james4513

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Have Rhapsody already and it is great. Already pay for my PC's and portable, so this is free for me. Hope it gets through. It would really be great with multi-tasking, but that's asking too much from Apple now. Maybe the next iPhone. Until then Jailbreak and Backgrounder, but that's way to hard for most users.

Good luck RNWK!
 

happydude

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that subscription model seems a bit stiff to me, but users seem to love it. i'd be surprised if apple allows it since i'd assume they would call it duplicative and not pass it through.
 

e-coli

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Well this news doesn't bode well for the iPhone Cassette Tape peripheral.
 

Malcster

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The Spotify app that offers pretty much the same functionality (altho does have an offline mode) has been in review with Apple for a month now.

Real better not hold there breath...

Expecting a reject decision anytime.
 
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