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[4]: iTunes is not...
by echo.ranger on Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: iTunes is not..."
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"Are you going to argue that Apple must, because now they have a huge portion of the downloadable music market, violate all their contracts, and also spend money to support their competitors at an equal level of functionality as their own devices

A lot of people have posted similar lines of reason on this thread - they are ALL bunk... No one, repeat NO ONE, is saying that Apple should support interoperability. The issue is that Apple is intentionally blocking interoperability.

Maybe I'm missing something (or am just ignorant), but with the fact that Apple provides the iTunes library in xml format on the machine where its installed would seem to nullify that argument. Apple HAS provided the data from iTunes in a way that allows interoperability, they don't need to make iTunes directly support or interface with other devices. If Palm wrote their own sync app that utilized the xml data from iTunes this would be a non-issue as I understand it (but I probably don't since I don't follow Palm circles very closely since the original Palm left US Robotics' hands).

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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