Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 13:25 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We have a new chapter in the Palm Pre and iTunes saga. We all remember that the Pre could sync with iTunes, but that Apple wasn't particularly keen on this. The Cupertino company issued an iTunes which intentionally broke Pre syncing, but Palm retorted by re-enabling it not long after. Palm also sent a complaint to the USB Implementers Forum about Apple's behaviour, but the USB-IF squarely sides with Apple.
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For Thom H.
by nicoladagostino on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 14:35 UTC
nicoladagostino
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2006-08-11

Thom, there's a small typo in the first paragraph. It reads "Aple" lacking an "l". Feel free to delete this comment (oh, and by the way thanks for the great work you have been doing on OSNews). ;)

nda

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RE: For Thom H.
by Buck on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 15:08 in reply to "For Thom H."
Buck Member since:
2005-06-29

Also, loose ≠ lose.
Anyway, what was clever on Rubinstein's part? This isn't clever at all.

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RE[2]: For Thom H.
by andrewg on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 21:35 in reply to "RE: For Thom H."
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know if Rubenstein did lose. He may have achieved exactly what he set out to do. More people including journalists are made aware of Apple's closed freedom limiting mentality. Even if it is a small share of actual people who may someday choose between a Pre and an iPhone it is still a win.

And I am sure in a few months they will have their own app that can sync so the fact they can't sync right now won't be an issue then. They'll even be a feature on their feature list.

I don't see how he in lost in anything relevant to the companies success.

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