As we have predicted yesterday with Apple updating iTunes to version 9.0.2 would remove the syncing capability from Palm Pre. Yes, the Palm Pre is out of sync with Apple’s iTunes software yet again. This is the third time Palm Pre users have lost syncing capabilities with iTunes this year.
Our advise for these users are to go and buy an iPhone or iPod Touch instead or find an alternative other than iTunes.
Apple has updated iTunes to version 9.0.2 for Apple TV and removing Palm Pre Sync with iTunes.
iTunes 9 comes with many new features and improvements, including:
- An improved look and feel, including a new Column Browser for easily browsing your artists or albums, movies, TV shows, and more.
- iTunes Store has a brand new look, with improved navigation for quick and easy exploration.
- iTunes LP and iTunes Extras create unique experiences that feature exclusive interviews, videos, photos, and more — available with select album and movie purchases on the iTunes Store.
- Home Sharing helps you manage your family’s iTunes collection between computers in your home. iTunes can automatically transfer new purchases, or you can choose just the items you want.
- Genius Mixes are created for you by iTunes and play songs from your library that go great together.
- iPod and iPhone syncing now allows you to organize your iPhone and iPod touch home screens directly in iTunes. Syncing is now also more flexible, allowing you to sync individual artists, genres, or TV show and Podcast episodes.
- iTunes U items are now organized into their own section in your iTunes library.
- Sync with iPod nano (5th generation), iPod classic (Fall 2009), and iPod touch (Fall 2009).
- iTunes 9 also includes many other improvements, such as HE-AAC encoding and playback, more flexibility with Smart Playlists rules, simpler organization of your media files inside an iTunes Media folder, and more.
Why you would not buy a Palm Pre and Pixi? The company has again ignore the warning from the USB Implementers Forum and restored Apple’s iTunes 9 synchronization with WebOS 1.2.1.
Palm has illegally use Apple vendor ID to circumvent iTunes by making the Pre imitate as an iPod. Let’s wait for USB Implementers Forum to revoke their USB license and Apple to release the next update to iTunes.
Palm began rolling out an over-the-air update for the Palm Pre’s webOS version 1.2 with several improvements but there is no fix for syncing with iTunes 9. The intervention from the USB Implementers Forum may have ultimately caused the end of the feature in the Pre. Palm was asked not to use any other company’s Vendor ID on their device.
Palm’s launch announcement that Palm Pre is able to sync with Apple’s iTunes is now over. The latest upgrade to Apple’s iTunes software version 9 update no longer recognizes the Pre as if it were an iPod.
Palm previously update WebOS to circumvent Apple’s blocking method by identifying the Pre as a mass storage device manufactured by Apple.
The ad claims that the Palm Pre can read your mind. Yes crazy isn’t it.
Apple’s latest upgrade to iTunes software version 8.2.1 update no longer recognizes the Pre as an iPod. But the latest Palm WebOS 1.1 for Pre re-enabled the syncing with the current version iTunes. It is time for Apple to do a better job in blocking the Pre.
Palm’s launch announcement that Palm Pre is able to sync with Apple’s iTunes is now over. The latest upgrade to Apple’s iTunes software version 8.2.1 update no longer recognizes the Pre as if it were an iPod.
Since Apple’s statement of “iTunes: About unsupported third-party digital media players”, Palm is feeling the heat from letting the Palm Pre sync with iTunes. Palm Pre users will soon loose the capability of syncing with iTunes once Apple update the software.
Here is Palm’s response to Apple’s threat: Palm’s media sync works with the current version of iTunes. If Apple chooses to disable media sync in a future version of 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 could consider.
Check out the video you will see when you first start up your Palm Pre.