Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 19:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, you thought this whole tug of war over iTunes synchronisation was over, right? The USB Implementers Forum slapped Palm in the face, and exonerated Apple from any wrongdoing. The thing is though, the USB-IF is pretty much a powerless organisation, so Palm tossed them aside, and fixed webOS iTunes sync in webOS 1.2.1.
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RE[3]: Here we go again...
by FurryOne on Sun 4th Oct 2009 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Here we go again..."
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"[q] If syncing with an iTunes library means that much to you, interface with the xml database iTunes provides.


The xml database is crippled. It only contains a subset of the data contained within the actual iTunes library, so it does not provide the same experience as actually integrating with iTunes itself.
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Could you please elaborate on crippled, since as far as i know you can restore you're itunes library from the xml file. Also, it seems apple agree with me here, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1451

So again, can you please tell us what exactly is crippled? [/q]

Forget it! "Crippled" to Tom means that Apple isn't going to give away the iTunes application to Palm. Look at all the "Apple bashers" in this thread - have they even read what's been posted?...

EARTH TO APPLE BASHERS... THERE'S A PUBLISHED WAY TO ACCESS THE INFORMATION... RIM DID IT CORRECTLY & LEGALLY...PALM DIDN'T!

Apple is within it's right to block Palm's "non-approved" method. What Palm did may be illegal (It is according to the USB-IF.), but it is definitely unethical. So here's a question for the Moderators of OSNews...

Does OSNews support the continued unethical behavior of Palm?

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