Friday poll - will you subscribe to Spotify's iPhone app?
So the good news for iPhone loving music chums is that the Spotify app has now been approved by Apple and will be available in the App Store shortly. This means you'll be able to compile playlists on your desktop or your iPhone - choosing from millions of songs - and then cache them offline so you can effectively keep any 3,300 songs on your handset at any time.
The bad news is that to use the app, you'll have to subscribe to Spotify's Premium service at a cost of £9.99 per month. Although this means you can enjoy music on your desktop app at far higher quality (320kbps), access to exclusive tracks and none of those bleeding Kate Moss ads, it's going to cost you £120 a year. And unless Spotify have done some extraordinary deal with Apple by which it can operate as a background app, you can't do anything else with your handset while music is playing. That, frankly, is a complete pain in the arse.
So on the one hand you have access to millions of tracks on your iPhone or iPod and you never need bother with iTunes again, and on the other you're £120 out of pocket. So which is it to be? Vote, comment and let us know. And if you're not an iPhone fanboy, chances are you'll pay the same price if and when Spotify is released for your handset, so don't be shy and vote too: