iTunes 9 breaks Palm Pre syncing

September 11, 2009 at 9:25 PM Leave a comment

In a move that should surprise no one, iTunes 9, released yesterday, prevents the Palm Pre from syncing music. This is an ongoing battle between Palm and Apple: Palm released the Pre smartphone with the ability to be recognized by iTunes, allowing users to transfer their (non-DRMed) music. Apple countered by breaking this functionality, and not long after, Pre came out with their own “bug fix,” which restored it.


Palm initially worked its way by having the Pre identify itself as a mass storage device, then by having the device identify itself (via it’s USB connection) as a device created by Apple. Perhaps anticipating a complaint by Apple to the group that oversees the use of the Universal Serial Bus, Palm filed a complaint saying it was Apple who was misusing USB, and restricting other companies unfairly.

No word yet on how Apple has plugged what they see as a hole, but I imagine that the Palm engineers are coding away, looking for another workaround.

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