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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RE: Comment by memson
by OSGuy on Sat 25th Jul 2009 06:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by memson"
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I don't think this is about supporting third party devices. My understanding is that it is more related to deliberately disabling third party devices. It's like getting a Sony CD player for your car and it only allows you to play Sony CDs and nothing else despite the fact it is a common standard. Well in this case Palm did what they had to "Pretend to be an Apple device" and let's see what Apple will do now? Ban their own vendor ID? ;) Imagine the consequences for such an action. In the current situation, until Apple finds a better way of detecting an authentic Apple device, Palm Pre will just work.

Edited 2009-07-25 06:22 UTC

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