Let the games begin.
You knew that Apple was going to disable Palm Pre syncing in iTunes, right? And of course, you knew that Palm was going to come back with an update that would allow its users to sync with iTunes again. Over the past week both of those things happened.
When iTunes 8.2.1 was released Apple was very clear on its purpose. “It also disables devices falsely pretending to be iPods, including the Palm Pre,” Apple representative Tom Neumayr, told the loop when the update was released. “As we’ve said before, newer versions of Apple’s iTunes software may no longer provide syncing functionality with unsupported digital media players.”
In fact, Apple did warn Palm about the upcoming update. In mid-June an Apple support note said that “Apple does not provide support for, or test for compatibility with, non-Apple digital media players and, because software changes over time, newer versions of Apple’s iTunes software may no longer provide syncing functionality with non-Apple digital media players.”
On Thursday, Palm released webOS 1.1, which includes the ability to sync with iTunes.
“Palm webOS 1.1 re-enables Palm media sync,” says a note on the company’s blog. “That’s right — you once again can have seamless access to your music, photos and videos from the current version of iTunes (8.2.1).”