Apple to Palm and others: you've been warned.

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  1. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    I figured this would only be a matter of time. I can't see Palm soaking off of Itunes for long. It will end.
     
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  3. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if they will ever stop it with a software update.
     
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  5. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Im sure its in the works now...
     
  6. milani macrumors 68000

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    I'm certain that is what Apple just said... in no uncertain terms.
     
  7. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Apple is being the gentleman for now. Ummm. Your on my lawn.
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Did Palm ever announce iTunes syncing as a feature? I thought that was done underground. Is that supported out of the box?

    Wow thats some bold stuff right there.

    Edit: NM , It is "sort of" a feature os WebOS...lol...
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no, they just said the wont support 3rd party devices

    never siad they would go out of way to disable them
     
  10. BMac702 macrumors regular

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    Thats just another countless punch to the face the Pre is going to take. The Pre has probably been the biggest "iPhone Killer" let-down so far
     
  11. Eso macrumors 68000

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    What a sensationalist headline.

    That "article" says nothing more than iTunes doesn't support 3rd-party mp3 players (same as always). Future software versions may no longer allow 3rd party to sync, big deal. They did it with one version, they can do it with another.

    "You've been warned"... WooOOoooh! Scary!
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    That's nothing compared to Apple's disclaimer about supporting their own software on their own devices.

    Read your Apple software license sometime. Or your hardware warranty. Both of them say that Apple holds no responsibility even if their own OS doesn't work, on their own device.

    Sometimes I think that Apple has more lawyers than engineers.
     
  13. natasha69 macrumors 6502

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    would be more clever if palms SDK was supported under xcode, and apple negotiated a way to distribute pre apps to the palm pre. then they take a cut. apple would just not make the $$ on the hardware but would control the software distribution...
     
  14. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    It's them nicely saying "We can stop whatever we want from using iTunes".

    I'd call that a warning. Maybe not directly, but definitely implied... many others understood that.
     
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I don't think it takes much reading between the lines to see the implication.

    No, the Storm holds that crown. IMO the Pre is very nice, but they really should have married it to Verizon.
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    good thing there is doubletwist

    seriously, who needs itunes when you have this program?
     
  17. joro macrumors 68020

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    Like others, I saw this coming. Why would Apple want to prop up one it's competitors by letting it tap into iTunes? Even though they may be able to make money off of downloads, the idea is the inability to do that with let's say a pre would prompt users to make the switch to iPhone.
     
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    I tend to agree with this.

    No disagreement that the implication is there.

    However, if Apple were to modify iTunes right away to prevent the Pre from communication with iTunes it would not look good. This way, Apple has stated that they do not guarantee support and thus can discontinue as some time in the future when they upgrade iTunes with new features.
     
  19. BMac702 macrumors regular

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    I have to disagree, the Pre was hyped a lot more than the Storm with everyone saying it was x times better than the iPhone in every way. And after it was released, with all the problems it has and the fact that the device itself isnt as great as everyone said, i literally could feel a huge sigh of disappointment from everyone. Thats just me though :D
     
  20. BMac702 macrumors regular

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    They also said (before they declared it "illegal") that they wont support jailbreaking, but every iPhone firmware broke it (with one or two released specifically to do that). Every new iTunes version will probably break Pre syncing, its not their goal or anything, its just a nice bonus
     
  21. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    It's only the biggest letdown because the hype was sooooooooo high. Some people act like some little itty bitty feature is going to make an iPhone-killer. Nope. Add a Safari-like browser to an iPod, create a simple yet useful OS/UI, and have an app store with the selection of Apple's. Then you can claim an iPhone killer. Notice how most of that is software, not hardware.
     
  22. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    This is what happens when you have a man working for you and then leaves with all you secrets...:rolleyes:
     
  23. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting...Apple can demand people only use their products with their software and it's fine. Yet, when Microsoft includes IE with Windows, it's monopolistic control of their product.

    Interesting...
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its a little different when talking about an operating system and a media player like Itunes.
    Apple uses Itunes for their products like ipods, iphone etc....
    It doesnt mean they have to support Palm, motorolla or whatever other mp3 device there is out there.


     

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