Rhapsody Sends iPhone App To Apple For Approval

Real Networks has announced on a blog post that it has sent an application based on its Rhapsody music service to Apple's App reviewing section.

The application, which is free, would allow users to access the 8 million or so tracks that's available on Real Networks' service over Wi-Fi, 3G and Edge networks.

Unfortunately, Rhapsody is only available in the US for now and requires a Rhapsody To Go subscription at a cost of $14.99 per month, slightly less than Spotify's Premium plan.

But non-subscribers will also have the opportunity to try the app for a limited time free-trial period. Lacy Kemp posted more details about the application on Real Networks' blog; the app, she says, will be intuitive and easy to use.

It will have a menu bar across the bottom of the screen and users will have the option to check out the queue, the music library or Rhapsody's one, search for songs and change settings.

Real Networks has also confirmed that it will be working to get applications on other platforms, notably Android and possibly Symbian.

Swedish outfit Spotify has also submitted an iPhone application for approval but some have claimed that the lack of feedback by Apple means that the submission has already been rejected.