Palm Pre continues cat and mouse game with iTunes
Only a week after Apple blocked Palm’s flagship smartphone from syncing with iTunes, Palm has delivered an update to bypass Apple’s restrictions.
Launched in June, the Palm Pre is the first non-Apple device which can connect directly to iTunes to sync music and other files. Apple updated iTunes last week to block the Pre from accessing iTunes, saying the Pres are “falsely pretending to be iPods.”
The Pre tricks iTunes into thinking it is an Apple device by using the hardware vendor code assigned to Apple by the USB Implementers Forum. Last week’s iTunes 8.2.1 update addressed “an issue with verification of Apple devices,” in Apple’s words, but with the Palm Pre webOS 1.1.0 update the Pre can once again sync with iTunes.
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I think someone should sue the crap out of apple for unfair business practices.
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Who says Apple won't allow it? There are plenty of non-Apple browsers that run on OS X (Firefox, Opera, Camino, soon Chrome). If M$ felt compelled to develop a version of IE that runs on OS X I'm sure they could pull it off. More likely they've assessed that the demand for it would be rather low.
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