Thursday, June 18, 2009

iPhone vs. Pre

Is Apple abusing its dominant position in iTunes to promote its iPhone over Pre?
"Apple does not provide support for, or test for compatibility with, non-Apple digital media players and, because software changes over time, newer versions of Apple's iTunes software may no longer provide syncing functionality with non-Apple digital media players."
If Apple should re-design its iTunes software to make it incompatible with Pre, I would wager that some antitrust authority will start to investigate.

1 comment:

  1. I believe Apple can prevail on this one. Rio, Creative and other music players license the right to be recognized with a unique player id in iTunes.

    A list is available here -

    Palm chose not to go that route but instead to have the Pre falsely report itself to iTunes as an Apple iPod.

    At the end of the day, the Pre's brief time in the sun won't be enough to draw much attention to this issue.