Apple Alludes to Palm Pre’s iTunes Sync, Offers Warning

A few weeks back, Palm announced that the Pre offered built-in support for iTunes syncing. For many, this is a great feature and makes the transition to the Palm Pre that much easier. One would think that Apple was none too pleased. Things have been quiet in Cupertino, but  a recent support area entry appeared today that warns against the use of third-party digital media players.

Apple designs the hardware and software to provide seamless integration of the iPhone and iPod with iTunes, the iTunes Store, and tens of thousands of apps on the App Store. Apple is aware that some third-parties claim that their digital media players are able to sync with Apple software. However, 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.

We’d venture to guess they are referencing the Palm Pre. If and when an iTunes update breaks syncing with the Pre, we’ll let you know. For now, we sit, sync and wait.

[via TechCrunch]

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