Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:52 UTC
Editorial Every few years we geeks have our own kind of popcorn show to watch: tech companies showing teeth to one another. This time around, it's Palm vs Apple. In all seriousness though, how ethical is the battle around iTunes?
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RE[2]: I don't get it.
by NathanHill on Sat 25th Jul 2009 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't get it."
NathanHill
Member since:
2006-10-06

Yeah, you are 100% wrong. It's sad.

I still don't see it - iTunes works with iPods. They go hand in hand. iTunes allows for syncing with iPods, so naturally, the software looks for iPods to sync with. Anytime I plug in my iPod or someone else's iPod into my Mac, iTunes pops up. That's good functionality.

However, when I have used iTunes to put mp3 files on other devices, it has worked great too. I can use either one of the great third party apps out there, or just copy the files over my self.

I mean... seriously... when is a copy command such a valuable feature that can't be implemented by another program. Wow... such a barrier to entry!

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RE[3]: I don't get it.
by sbergman27 on Sat 25th Jul 2009 21:20 in reply to "RE[2]: I don't get it."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I still don't see it - iTunes works with iPods. They go hand in hand. iTunes allows for syncing with iPods, so naturally, the software looks for iPods to sync with.

And yet after years of iTunes and years of iPods... the Palm Pre blocking patch only gets put in shortly after the Pre is introduced. Eh, spin-doctor?

I don't have a Pre. I don't have an iPod. I don't have an Apple. And I don't care about iTunes. But it is quite clear what is going on here. The facts speak for themselves. And the spin about "naturally" looking for iPods doesn't change what those facts say. Why didn't it "naturally look for iPods" for all the years previous?

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