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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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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polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

Neat idea, but I won't hold my breath for it to happen.

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