I don’t know what the folks over at Spotify have been thinking all of this time while their competitors have released iPad versions of their mobile offerings, but it looks like they’re finally about to snap out of it.

Why we’ve had to wait so incredibly long for an iPad version of Spotify is anyone’s guess, but it looks like a release is finally coming to fruition after what seemed like an eternity of waiting.

Has Spotify been resting on its laurels all of this time, or were they just working on providing the absolute best iPad music experience known to man? If the puzzle pieces fit, we could be finding out very soon…

According to the Verge, a Swedish tech consultant posted the above photo on Instagram, but it has since been removed from the photo sharing service. Apparently the photo is from a beta version of Spotify for the iPad.

Conincedently (or not), Spotify has planned a “special announcement” for April 18th, in which Spotify’s CEO will hold a briefing in NYC. Does this mean we’ll see an iPad version hit the App Store this Wednesday? I’d say it’s probable, but given how long we’ve been waiting thus far, we wouldn’t be totally shocked if it had to do with something else.

I really, really, really hope that we see an iPad release soon. I know I might garner a lot of hate for this, but I honestly can’t stand the current alternatives that are Rdio and MOG. In my opinion they pale in comparison to Spotify in so many areas that I just can’t bare to use any music streaming service on my iPad. Please Spotify, listen to your fans.

[Image via iDeviceDaily]

  • We’re u get the picture?

    • KewlDewd

      Maybe read the article?

  • Spotify on JB iPad’s are excellent using FullForce tweak from cydia! Looks really good, try it out!

    • Eh, yeah, but the UI isn’t customized for the larger screen. The real version will be MUCH better than Spotify in 2X mode.

    • Can u connect to spotify through twitter or just Facebook and what do I recommend for jb iPad full force or retina pad

      • Just Facebook. I think Fullforce is free but only works on certain apps. RetinaPad is $2.99 and works on most apps.

      • But which would u say was better out the two as they both free on cydia

  • KewlDewd

    Not really interested unless I can access my free Spotify via the app. And that won’t happen.

    • What ya mean free thought u had to pay £9.99 pm

      • KewlDewd

        Exactly, to use it on a mobile device you have to pay for the premium service. I’d like the option of accessing my free account (with accompanying audio/visual advertisements) on my iPad. Unfortunately that’s just not how it works.

  • Dude, Spotify has said an iPad app is planned. They just wanted to get it right. Take it as a good sign that they won’t just poop out anything before it’s ready.