No More iTunes for Palm Pre

Apple has pulled the plug on iTunes for the Palm Pre.

Julie Jacobson · July 16, 2009

Maybe you figured your new Palm Pre smart phone was just like an iPhone but better—you know, with the hard buttons and all.

You figured wrong. Apple pulled the plug on iTunes for the Pre.

Users had been able to load their Pres with Apple’s free iTunes software, but Apple updated iTunes on Wednesday to block the feature.

Sources quote Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr as saying that the update “disables devices falsely pretending to be iPods, including the Palm Pre.”

Palm is suggesting that Pre owner stick to the older version of iTunes, move music from their computers, or use third-party applications. Yeah, right.

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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at

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