Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Apple drops iSync support for Palm

While I own an iPhone 3GS, I have been watching the drama surrounding the Palm Pre with considerable interest. I owned several Palm phones over the years - before Apple changed the game - and it was always a battle to sync those phones with the Mac. Recently, Palm designed the Pre to trick iTunes into allowing it to seamlessly sync with any Mac until Apple disabled the feature twice. Palm still seems to be insistent upon restoring the sync, despite Apple's insistence that only iPhones sync with iTunes.

Now, the next shot may have been fired in the sync war as Apple is abandoning iSync support for classic PalmOS phones in MacOS X 10.6 (snow leopard). This means users of Palm Centros, Treos, and their PDAs will either have to forgo the upgrade, or abandon their PalmOS devices.

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