I Hate Apple: iTunes 8.2.1 Breaks Palm Pre Syncing

by PalmWebOS.org on July 15th, 2009

Palm was pretty sneaky about creating a way for WebOS devices – aka only the Palm Pre right now – to sync seamlessly with iTunes. They essentially built a system that tricked iTunes into thinking it was an iPod/iPhone… didn’t make Apple too happy and now they’ve struck back.

iTunes 8.2.1 will BREAK the Palm Pre sync features and you should NOT upgrade to iTunes right now.


The new version of iTunes doesn’t add much and you might as well wait for Palm to strike back before you update… at least that would be my suggestion. Palm has already acknowledged the warring sleight of hands in an official statement:

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.

Busted. It is basically true… Apple is screwing many of its own loyal users to protect their iPod/iPhone empire. But if I purchase a song on iTunes shouldn’t I be able to do whatever the heck I want with it without having to jump through a bunch of stupid hoops?

Give me a break Apple. Grow up or die.

[Via Gizmodo]


  1. 1. Machiavellian wrote on July 15, 2009

    I agree… I have already started to purchase music elsewhere.

  2. 2. JJ wrote on July 15, 2009

    If you paid to un-drm your music (which sucks, but you should anyhow), you can use media monkey or doubletwist to sync no problem. Imho, just another reason to remove apple software from my network. I despise how they try to install other programs along with itunes.

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  5. 5. Devon McFarlane wrote on July 16, 2009

    Using iTunes only benefits Apple in the end and i find it a little bizarre that any well established company would reduce there direct advertising purely out of spite.

    Add to that iTunes isn’t a particularly good media player or manager I say good ridens to bad rubbish.

  6. 6. dyuane wrote on September 15, 2010

    I was having this problem with iTunes. thanks for the information. This is a great forum thanks,

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