Pre Allegedly Able To Sync Flawlessly With iTunes

May 29, 2009 at 7:46 PM 1 comment

palm pre syncs with itunes

Rumors popped up yesterday about the Palm Pre being able to sync seamlessly with iTunes. It looks like this suspicion has now been confirmed Jon Johansen of blog that the Pre can indeed sync with iTunes, although there is a catch. He said,

“So how is Palm doing this? It’s pretty simple, really. We’ll start with the most basic question that doesn’t even involve the Pre: To a PC, what’s the difference between an iPod and a Kingston memory stick? The iPod has a specific USB Vendor Id that identifies it as being an Apple product and a USB Product Id that identifies it as being a specific iPod model. In addition, the iPod’s filesystem has a specific folder and file structure. Modern iPods also respond to a custom USB command that returns an XML file with information about the device.”

It looks like while this will work for now, there cannot be any assurance that it will still work at launch, as Apple could easily update iTunes to reject any Vendor ID that a Pre uses.


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