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iTunes update 8.2.1 breaks Palm Pre synchronization

One of the slickest and most convenient functions of the Palm Pre (see my review) was the ability to sync seamlessly with Apple iTunes. As CNET reports, the latest iTunes 8.2.1 update breaks the Palm Pre iTunes synchronization. This wasn't really unexpected, but it is a bit disappointing if Apple created this update just to break the Pre sync capability. They could have just left it alone and let those few Pre owners enjoy and continue to purchase and support iTunes.
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Written by Matthew Miller, Contributor on

One of the slickest and most convenient functions of the Palm Pre (see my review) was the ability to sync seamlessly with Apple iTunes. As CNET reports, the latest iTunes 8.2.1 update breaks the Palm Pre iTunes synchronization. This wasn't really unexpected, but it is a bit disappointing if Apple created this update just to break the Pre sync capability. They could have just left it alone and let those few Pre owners enjoy and continue to purchase and support iTunes.

I understand that Apple wants everyone to buy their iPhone or iPod touch device, but it seems that having Palm Pre owners from Sprint who are never going to go to AT&T for the iPhone buying iTunes content to put on their Pre would be a good thing for Apple. Maybe this update was released for other bug fixes in iTunes and the Palm Pre break was just an unfortunate side effect.

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