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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RE[7]: anti-competitive Apple
by cjcoats on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: anti-competitive Apple"
cjcoats
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Frankly, I find Apple's misuse of USB IDs to prevent interoperability both childish and against the spirit of the law, which explicitly provides for reverse engineering of interfaces for interoperability purposes-- in short, reprehensible.

Apple's misuse of IDs is a kind of behavior that has been taken to court at least twice that I know of (printers; garage door openers), and it has lost both times.

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