Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Oct 2009 00:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And the back-and-forth goes on. "Here we go again. Apple has updated iTunes to version 9.0.2 and Palm Pre sync is dead again using webOS 1.2.1, despite Palm's Hurculean efforts to spoof nearly every aspect of USB identification known to mankind. As with previous breakages, iTunes does launch when you connect a Pre with Media Mode, but it doesn't appear as a device on the sidebar. Pre owners can at least take comfort in knowing that Apple's main goal here was adding support for the new AppleTV format, but breaking Pre sync support was a nice cherry for them."
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by fuzzywombat on Sat 31st Oct 2009 18:27 UTC
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It saddens me to think that there is some poor programmer in Apple that has to spend his or her time trying to break a functionality rather than try to create something of value with their talent. Essentially Apple spent money on developer hours that adds absolutely no value to 99% of the iTunes users. Wouldn't it be better for company resource to be spent on something more worthwhile like fixing bugs or adding new features that users want?

It is also puzzling to me how many Apple fanboys there are that come out and cheer for Apple when they do this. Why? Since most of the Apple fanboys own an iPhone, the new iTunes without the ability to sync with Palm Pre makes absolutely no difference to their day to day enjoyment of their Apple products. Just to gloat? Just to sneer and snicker at Palm Pre and their users? It just seems childish to me and I'm not talking about Apple, but rather their fervent fans of Apple. I can see why lot of would be converts to Mac platform feel reluctant to or even repulsed to "join the cult" because of this sort of rather childish behavior.

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