Pre Syncs with iTunes Quite Nicely
Rumor: Another interesting, new Pre factoid is making its way round the 'sphere this morning. Fortune's Apple blog is reporting that the Palm Pre will sync with Apple's iTunes software quite effortlessly out of the box. The post claims the Pre will behave just like a standard iPod or iPhone. Of course, Palm OS devices have been able to do this for years with third party apps such as PocketTunes, however the Pre seems to have this nice bit of functionality baked in.
Plug a Pre into a Mac and it syncs, seamlessly, with Apple's (AAPL) iTunes. In fact, the iTunes Store treats the Pre just as it would an iPod or an iPhone with one exception: it can't handle old copy-protected songs.
This development does address a number of the multimedia synchronization concerns many users have had, but it also raises the possibility for legal trouble as Apple has not responded well to intrusions into its iTunes ecosystem by competitors.