In a day and age when everybody is developing an iPhone app, Rhapsody has gone one step farther than most. The online music streaming service has delivered an app for subscribers that allows them to playback music, even if the phone is not connected to the internet.
The Rhapsody subscriber plans (Rhapsody Premier and Rhapsody Premier Plus) are available from $10 - $15, and the app is free. So far, Rhapsody is the first U.S.-based subscription music service to offer offline playback, putting them one step ahead of competitors like Spotify.
This will be good for anyone with spotty phone coverage, airplane travel, or a trip to remote areas like Summer camping.
The Rhapsody app offers a "download" button that allows you to download any track in a playlist for listening when you're offline.
Non-iPhone peeps: your day is coming. They're also working on Android and Blackberry apps for release later this year.