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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RE[2]: seems like the right ruling
by WorknMan on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 16:31 UTC in reply to "RE: seems like the right ruling"
WorknMan
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Why should Apple let the products of other companies, over which they have no control and whose quality could vary wildly, dilute and disturb the careful software/hardware harmony they have strived so hard to achieve.


There's a big difference between not supporting products of other companies interfacing with your stuff, and taking steps to actively prevent them from doing so. We had this same discussion on this site when they did the same thing to Real Networks.

I do agree that it's Apple's right to do this, but it's still scummy.

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