Apple designs the hardware and software to provide seamless integration of the iPhone and iPod with iTunes, the iTunes Store, and tens of thousands of apps on the App Store. Apple is aware that some third-parties claim that their digital media players are able to sync with Apple software. However, 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.
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple conceived of, designed, built, and maintains iTunes. The company’s property is the direct result of development and continued spending along with the hard work of the company’s employees. It should – and obviously will – not be provided free-of-charge to those who wish to save their failed companies by riding on Apple’s coattails. iTunes is not a non-profit charity for iPod and iPhone also-rans.
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