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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RE: seems like the right ruling
by FunkyELF on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 14:53 UTC in reply to "seems like the right ruling"
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

Apple limiting iTunes connectivity to there own hardware products is a little scummy and sad that the public accepts this without question.


Its not just Apple limiting iTunes. Its the thousands of 3rd party iPod extras... like my 2010 Camaro which only works with Zune / iPod. I am furious about it.

I don't use iTunes anyway.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

That's the stinky foot in the other shoe; if you have an iThingy, you probably have to have iTunes installed to make it work even if you don't use the media manager after that. iPhone has all the needed features preinstalled including the App Store client yet you'll need to prove you have iTunes installed before you can get the device to a usable state.

For your car, is there not a stereo in jack you can use a mail to mail cable with? Not as slick as a docking station and PMP controls through the stereo nobs but it may be the best option. I've also seen good documentation on how to add your own line in jack if the system has the headers on the back of it.

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polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

"Apple limiting iTunes connectivity to there own hardware products is a little scummy and sad that the public accepts this without question.


Its not just Apple limiting iTunes. Its the thousands of 3rd party iPod extras... like my 2010 Camaro which only works with Zune / iPod. I am furious about it.

I don't use iTunes anyway.
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That's not Apple's fault, that's Chevy's fault. My Scion has an iPod connector and a regular aux jack that'll work with anything with a headphone jack. I've got my iPod Touch in one, my satellite radio in the other. Works out nicely.

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FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

That's not Apple's fault, that's Chevy's fault. My Scion has an iPod connector and a regular aux jack that'll work with anything with a headphone jack. I've got my iPod Touch in one, my satellite radio in the other. Works out nicely.


Mine has a 3.5 aux mini plug as well, but then the controls on my steering wheel don't work. I'll have to take my eyes off the road to change songs. Not safe. Please for the sake of safety come up with a standard USB media interface that everyone can implement. Just a standard index file would work... then you wouldn't even need any smarts... just a thumb drive with an index file.

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