Apple has released iTunes 8.2.1 update and it reportedly killed the Palm Pre Syncing with iTunes.
“iTunes 8.2 now supports iPhone or iPod touch with the iPhone 3.0 Software Update. iTunes 8.2 also includes many accessibility improvements and bug fixes.”
“iTunes 8.2.1 is a free software update that provides a number of important bug fixes,” says Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris. “It also disables devices falsely pretending to be iPods, including the Palm Pre. As we’ve said before, newer versions of Apple’s iTunes software may no longer provide syncing functionality with unsupported digital media players.”
Guyz at PreCentral also confirms it:
At least on this Mac, iTunes sync isn’t working after the 8.2.1 update. We were wondering if this day would come after the back and forth between Apple and Palm on the issue. It’s as-yet unclear exactly what method Apple is using to block Pre sync, but we suspect is wasn’t easy. …Which means we also suspect it might not be easy for Palm to turn it back on.
Palm has also responded to this iTunes update by encouraging users to stay with iTnes 8.2 and don NOT update. Palm will surely consider other means to sync music with Pre.
Update: iTunes 9.2 is available for download now:
- Download iTunes 9.2 for Windows and Mac
Update 2: iTunes 9.2.1 is now available for download:
Update: Download iTunes 10.2.2