It's a great time for iPhone users. The new iPhone OS 3.0 was released today (June 17th) by Apple, and the speedy iPhone 3G S is right around the corner. But that's not all. Sirius XM is finally launching it's official iPhone application in the App Store tomorrow, June 18th. We've been waiting for this for a long time.
The application will be free to download, but will require an additional $2.99/month subscription added to your monthly Sirius bill. If you've ever listened to Sirius XM on the website, you probably noticed there's an upgrade to "Premium" option that runs $2.99 a month. You probably ignored it since all it offered was "near CD quality sound", which was quite frankly not enough incentive to dish out $36 for the year.
But now, that PREMIUM SIRIUS Internet package, will allow you to listen to The Howard Stern Show and everything else Sirius XM has to offer anywhere, anytime, with 3G or WiFi. Now that is worth $36 a year.
The information about the application coming out tomorrow is based on statements made by Sirius XM customer support. If the app doesn't actually come out tomorrow, we will be just as angry as you. It actually seems quite odd that there has been no marketing for the application on Sirius XM's part. Perhaps they want to get the app out first? We'll have to wait for tomorrow to find out.
If the app doesn't come out tomorrow, and you're really eager to get Sirius XM on your iPhone, then read these two articles. There are indeed ways to listen to Sirius XM through your iPhone now.