iTunes 9 Breaks Palm Pre Syncing Once Again

PreCentral notes that iTunes 9, launched yesterday at Apple's "It's Only Rock and Roll" media event, once again breaks media syncing for the Palm Pre.

The big question on everybody's mind: does it break Palm Pre Sync? Pre users in this thread are downloading now and the verdict is yes, Palm Pre Sync appears to be busted.

The Palm Pre was initially designed to allow users to sync media directly from their iTunes libraries via iTunes by presenting itself as an iPod. Apple disabled the functionality for Pre users with the release of iTunes 8.2.1 in mid-July, but Palm fired back just a week later with the release of webOS 1.1, which re-enabled iTunes media syncing for the Pre.

Despite apparent violations of USB Implementers Forum regulations in its unauthorized use of Apple's USB Vendor ID Number to achieve media syncing, Palm also brazenly reported Apple to the compliance organization for what Palm believes to be improper actions by Apple in preventing other vendors from accessing iTunes via USB.