Palm Pre Syncs With iTunes

Plug a Pre into a Mac or PC and it syncs, seamlessly, with Apple’s iTunes. In fact, the iTunes Store treats the Pre just as it would an iPod or an iPhone with two exceptions: it can’t handle old copy-protected songs or iPhone apps. Third party programs that sync music with various non-Apple MP3 players including the Palm Treo and 700p have been available for some time. But team Pre has apparently built the necessary code right into the device’s firmware. They certainly have the know-how. The team is filled with former Apple employees and is led by Palm president Jon Rubinstein, who built the original iPod for Steve Jobs.

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