Spotify is coming to iPhones, after Apple granted approval for the music streaming application to be sold in its official App Store.
Apple’s decision will come as something of a surprise to many industry watchers who had predicted that the company would be loath to endorse software that presents a challenge to its own iTunes.
It was also thought that Apple might perceive the fact that the app lets users stream music without using a 3G or wireless connection meant that it was encroaching on the functionality of iPhones, including the latest edition the iPhone 3G S/.
In keeping with the standard PC version of Spotify, the iPhone edition is free to download, but differs in the respect that users will necessarily have to pay a premium subscription at £9.99 per month.
An Apple spokesperson told paidcontentUK: "The current status as of right now is [that the Spotify application] has been approved and we hope to add the app to the more than 65,000 apps on the app store very soon.”
Spotify is likely to quickly become one of the fastest-selling apps at Apple’s online software market, along with Rolando and iBeer.
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