Apple tried to lock out 3rd party players but seems to have changed its spots

LogoInAppMacRumors posted a story that a former iTunes engineer testified in a federal antitrust case against Apple Friday that he worked on a project “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple’s iPod.

Currently I have an app int he OS X App store that supports exactly this – it allows users to Sync their iTunes playlists and music to some high-resolution audiophile players from companies like FiiO, Astell and Kern, iBasso

So, while Apple isn’t doing the work themselves, they’re at least publishing some APIs that help do this (Although probably in order to insert music into presentations and the like) and are allowing apps into he store.

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