another music store app, this one from Real Networks' Rhapsody, has
live. The free app can be used with the service for a week
on a trial Rhapsody-to-Go subscription, but after that it will cost
$15 per month.
A subscription buys you access to 8 million
tracks from the MTV and RealNetwork tie-up. The upside is that
you can stream these tracks over 3G or WiFi. The downside is
that they're streamed at extremely low quality -- 64 kbps.
mobile music, regardless of the quality, is your cup of tea and you
have an iPhone, the new Rhapsody app is welcome news. At the
very least, its a sign that Apple is taking a more relaxed stance
with its App Store policing -- and that's good news for everyone.