Apple’s iCloud Will Cost $25 Per Year

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Jun 022011

Another day and another rumor about iCloud – Apple’s upcoming cloud based services that Steve Jobs will unveil at next week’s WorldWide Developer Conference 2011.

LA Times reports that Apple will initially offer iCloud services for free to users who buy music from the iTunes Store and later expects to charge a subscription fee of $25 per year after the trial period.

LA Times reports:

Dubbed iCloud, the service initially will be offered for a free period to people who buy music from Apple’s iTunes digital download store, allowing users to upload their music to Apple’s computers where they can then play from a Web browser or Internet-connected Apple device. Continue reading »

Rhapsody iPhone App Will Allow Users To Download Songs To Play Them Offline

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Mar 152010

Subscription based streaming music service Rhapsody announced at the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology and music festival in Austin, Texas that they plan to release a new version of their Rhapsody iPhone app, which will allow users to download songs so that they can play them offline as long as you’re a Rhapsody subscriber.

Rhapsody had released their iPhone app back in September last year. The iPhone app allows users who have subscribed to Rhapsody To Go service ($14.99 per month) to individually select and listen to more than 6 million songs in its catalog on-demand over 3G/EDGE and Wi-Fi.

Though users can create their own streaming playlists, unlike Spotify they can’t save them to play them offline. Rhapsody plans to address this limitation in the new version as it was the No. 1 request from users.

So with the new version, users will no longer need a 3G/Edge or Wi-Fi connection to listen to music from this service on their iPhone.

You can checkout the video preview of the new version below:

Rhapsody plans to submit the new version of their iPhone app for approval to the App Store very soon.

Since Apple has already approved Spotify, which has a similar feature, we expect the new version to be approved.

Will this new feature convince you to subscribe to Rhapsody’s To Go service? Let us know in the comments.

[via TechFlash]