Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:52 UTC
Editorial Every few years we geeks have our own kind of popcorn show to watch: tech companies showing teeth to one another. This time around, it's Palm vs Apple. In all seriousness though, how ethical is the battle around iTunes?
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by memson on Sat 25th Jul 2009 01:49 UTC
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People are shouting "Apple is evil" and "Apple monopoly", but Apple has no obligation to support the Palm device. Apple still makes a lot of money on iPhone and iPod sales - not everyone buys music from the iTMS. So, every Pre owner that uses iTunes to rip their music and put it on their Pre cost Apple money. Yes, those that use the iTMS make them money, but they'd need to buy an awful lot of music to cover the cost of R&D etc. This is without the bad karma of Palm stealing device id's and breaking the USB rules.

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