Spotify Finally Debuts On Apple's iPhone

After months of wait and series of speculations, Spotify’s widely popular online music streaming service has finally been approved by Apple for its inclusion in the Apple’s App Store, as reported by UK’s Paid Content.

(Ed : read our 5 Reasons Why Apple Could Reject Spotify's iPhone App article which was published last month).

Although the Spotify app hasn’t appeared on the iTunes Store yet, the addition of the application was later on confirmed by an Apple spokeswoman who confirmed that the app would be coming on the App Store “very soon”.

Notifying about the approval for the app, she said: “The current status as of right now [sic] is it's been approved and we hope to add the app to the more than 65,000 apps on the app store very soon.

“We've been in constant communication working with the developer and have already notified Spotify that the app will be in the app store very soon”, she added.

While the iPhone users in the UK and Europe will be able to enjoy the new service on their devices very soon, users in the US would have to wait for some time, as the music streaming service is not yet available there.

The app will be available as a free download with a monthly subscription charge for the service will be £9.99, Paid Content added.

Our Comments

We're flabbergasted to say the least. Why would Apple accept Spotify on iPhone? The company either has a cunning plan behind the decision to approve the inclusion of Spotify or something really went wrong in the decision making process.

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Spotify gets Apple's blessing...who's next?