Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Apple

 

Palm/Apple Rivalry Heats Up

Jul 16 2009, 10:35am CDT | by

Palm/Apple Rivalry Heats Up
 
Buy Palm Pre from Amazon Cyber Monday and Black Friday Now
 

Yesterday, Apple released update 8.2.1 for iTunes. The patch fixed a number of security issues, and also dealt with the problem (by Apple's definition of the word) of the Pre being able to sync up with iTunes. Apple went so far as to address the Pre directly. BusinessWeek reports that Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris said,

“It also disables devices falsely pretending to be iPods, including the Palm Pre. As we’ve said before, newer versions of Apple’s iTunes software may no longer provide syncing functionality with unsupported digital media players.”

It's surprising that Apple actually called out Palm in the open. That means they really want their competitor to know that further attempts to sync up with iTunes will not be tolerated. Palm clearly got the message;

“Palm’s media sync works with iTunes 8.2. If Apple chooses to disable media sync in iTunes, it will be a direct blow to their users who will be deprived of a seamless synchronization experience. However, people will have options. They can stay with the iTunes version that works to sync their music on their Pre, they can transfer the music via USB, and there are other third-party applications we can consider.” said Palm spokesperson Lynn Fox.

That statement is basically Palm admitting that they had intended for the two products to sync, and backing down from any sort of fight with Apple. They're not going to be 'fixing' their media sync feature any time soon.

You Might Also Like

Updates

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Michael Sam to Join Dallas Cowboys' Practice Squad
Michael Sam to Join Dallas Cowboys' Practice Squad
Michael Sam -- hoping to be the NFL's first openly gay player -- is set to join the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad, per multiple reports.
 
 
Jim Irsay Gets 6-Game Suspension, $500K Fine From NFL
Jim Irsay Gets 6-Game Suspension, $500K Fine From NFL
The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay six games and fined him $500,000 following his guilty plea for driving under the influence on March 27.
 
 
Rare Discount On The 2013 Razer DeathAdder Mouse
Rare Discount On The 2013 Razer DeathAdder Mouse
Best Buy pulled out Black Friday pricing on one of the most popular FPS gaming mice. Only valid for 24 hours!
 
 
Kendall Jenner and the Complicated Life she leads
Kendall Jenner leads a Complicated Life
Kendall Jenner, and the complicated life she leads with friends, fans and family, prove one thing. And that is that she knows how to hang in there amidst the media hype and mass publicity.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.