Gizmodo is reporting that the latest video teaser for the new Rhapsody iPhone app features the app having the ability to download songs for offline listening through Rhapsody’s $15-per-month unlimited service. While this is obviously a great thing for Rhapsody users frustrated with the limitations the iPhone has when trying to stream music online, such as heavy battery usage or simply lack of steady internet connection. However, we cant help but question why Apple would ever approve such an app with the Rhapsody service being in such obvious competition with iTunes….
With an Android version of the app currently in beta being part of the announcement, we are guessing you will most likely never see this feature in a Rhapsody iPhone app, and Rhapsody most likely realizes this as well. This could be simply a great way for Rhapsody to bring more attention to the fact that the iPhone and Apple doesn’t allow its users to take advantage of services in competition with iTunes or the App Store. Don’t be surprised if you see a partnership between Rhapsody and Android in the near future.