Palm OS to remove mac OS syncing for next version

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2004
    That really is a bummer. Apple should revive the newton for us.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    No Palm support? Apple will have to introduce some sort of PDA now! A new Newton maybe? iNewton? :D
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2003
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2003
    what would be the reason for this? Can't they just create conduits and let them be integrated into isync. Much like the palm conduits from apple do now. This is a stupid move on Palm's part.

    At least Missing Sync will be available.
  6. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2003
    Columbus, Ohio area
    they could

    but that would be a GOOD idea, and we all know Palm is out of those these days.

    If I gotta buy sync software anyway, then my next PDA will either be a phone or a PocketPC. No reason to bother with an over priced underpowered Palm if you still need to buy sync software for it.
  7. macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    I find palms decision pretty damn annoying...lets hope Apple look at working closely with other PDA/Phone providers with iSync etc so business people can still sync
  8. macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Not Good.

    Ahh the excuse of the delusional. Better be careful or the only company you might have left to say that to is Apple themselves. Get a clue guys. This is what happens with a less then 5% market share. Palm did a major rewrite on how the PIM apps sync with the Palm Desktop. This would have required a "supposed" rewrite of OS X's Palm desktop and with Apple's market share as it stands its a legit question to pose: Is it worth development costs?

    As an FYI

    However as always it'll cost you which is not a good thing.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: Not Good.

    :rolleyes: <----this is an indicator, but as to what it indicates is vooshing over your!!....quack....yup its a duck alright. :D
  10. macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    This makes me mad. I hope my Palm lasts for a while. I'd hate to buy a new one if I need to buy additional software to work with it. This is just very stupid. I think a lot of people will think twice before buying a Palm now. Pocket PCs and CellPhones seem to be the wave of the future...

    Come on used to be cool...
  11. macrumors G4


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH

    I'm not at all happy about this news. I have a Palm, but I don't use it very much, and I think this news might just be the final nail in its coffin. Not only that, but if this turns out to be true, I'm not buying a Palm again. I think events like this are what convinced Apple that PDAs are overrated and therefore not worth producing.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2003
    Re: Not Good.

    More relevant than Apple's market share is what portion of Palm's base are Apple users. I'm not sure of the answer. My first suspicion was that it would be higher, as there will be very few Apple users who go with WindowsCE solution, so they'll almost all be palm-based.
    So, let's imagine that maybe 10% of Palm's market is Apple users. If that's the case, that 10% is history if there is no mac-syncing.
  13. macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    I'm sorry to hear this. I guess when my m515 dies, I'll have to buy its replacement from somebody else.

    I'm not going to buy a Windows PC just to be able to back up my Palm's database.

    If they're so gung-ho over writing me off as a customer, I'm writing them off as a vendor.

    Bye-bye Palm. It's been a nice 6 years. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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