Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 13:25 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We have a new chapter in the Palm Pre and iTunes saga. We all remember that the Pre could sync with iTunes, but that Apple wasn't particularly keen on this. The Cupertino company issued an iTunes which intentionally broke Pre syncing, but Palm retorted by re-enabling it not long after. Palm also sent a complaint to the USB Implementers Forum about Apple's behaviour, but the USB-IF squarely sides with Apple.
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seems like the right ruling
by jabbotts on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 13:59 UTC
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I have to agree with that ruling. Apple limiting iTunes connectivity to there own hardware products is a little scummy and sad that the public accepts this without question.

Palm spoofing another companies USB identification is just flat out wrong though. If I spoof a MAC address to appear as another computer avoiding network filtering; that's clearly unacceptable (assuming no prior permission for testing). Other than being a USB signal instead of network signal, Palm's actions are no different.

True though, this also means an ongoing hopscotch of soundbites for the marketing teams.

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