iTunes 9.0.2 Disables Palm Pre Sync

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iTunes 9.0.2 disables Palm Pre synching yet again, according to a report from pre|central.net. Apple and Palm have been involved in a back and forth tussle for months, with Palm using spoofing techniques to trick iTunes into recognizing the device for syncing, and Apple releasing iTunes updates that break each of Palm's latest efforts.

The site wrote, "Here we go again. Apple has updated iTunes to version 9.0.2 and Palm Pre sync is dead again using webOS 1.2.1, despite Palm's Hurculean efforts to spoof nearly every aspect of USB identification known to mankind. As with previous breakages, iTunes does launch when you connect a Pre with Media Mode, but it doesn't appear as a device on the sidebar."

Apple released iTunes 9.0.2 on Thursday, an update whose stated purpose was to add support for Apple TV 3.0.

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8 Comments Leave Your Own

Bryan Chaffin

Advantage Apple.

I know why Apple is tense about this, and I know why Palm wants to leech off Apple on this feature, but the back and forth war still seems pointless.

Khaled

ha!
What’s stopping Palm from doing what RIM is doing with their own blackberry app? it’s not that hard ... Palm is only hurting their customers

vasic

It certainly IS pointless, and Palm should really do the right thing here.

As for this particular update, Apple can safely say that it wasn’t a “petty” move to kill Palm syncing (its purpose being to add support for ATV3.0).

Tiger

Gasp. I’m so surprised.

NOT. Face it Palm, you’re not welcome at this party.

FACEPALM

Khaled

FACEitPALM .. good one

rspress

I love to see Apple keep doing this to palm. After all Palm did for Apple such as crappy syncing software that did not take advantage of Apples system level tech, to dropping support of Macs period. What does palm want now, a free ride?

If the Palm pre were “all that” and their programmers so good, would they not release their own, better Mac software? I will keep my iphone please.  Palm don’t go away mad, just go away.

Khaled

I think I know who is the true winner here:
mark/space and their missing sync for palm pre! one of it’s features: “works with iTunes for Mac” ...

http://www.markspace.com/products/pre/mac/palm-pre-sync-overview.html

pay as you go mobile phones

In the UK the Palm Pre has done an exclusive deal with mobile phone operator O2. Well I guess I have to wait a little longer to get one for myself.

I am an Orange UK customer and I have still five month left on my contract until then I can only dream of owning one.

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