It's called competition, kid
In a statement issued
today, Apple Computer formally registered its displeasure with
RealNetworks' Harmony software.
The 'Pod people in Cupertino believe Real has taken on the
''tactics and ethics of a hacker''. Apple said it will seek to lock
the company out of iPod in future firmware updates. Furthermore, Apple
claimed it is scrutinizing Real's move under the DMCA and other laws.
Real countered by saying that its Harmony technology is legal, because
it is not reverse-engineered, and the law allows for interoperability.
In addition, Real says that it should not be Apple, but
consumers, who decide what music files can be played on their iPods.