Apple has released iTunes 8.2.1, its latest update to its digital media management software. According to Apple’s release notes, in addition to providing “a number of important bug fixes, the release “addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices,” which could be a reference to Palm’s unauthorized efforts to make its Pre phone appear to be an iPod for purposes of iTunes synchronization, or a specific note on iPod touch and iPhone device verification during OS installation and restoration. It is unclear what other changes may have been made to the software. iTunes 8.2.1 is available now via Apple’s Software Update utility or as a direct download from Apple.com/itunes/.
Update: Several reports indicate that iTunes 8.2.1 does indeed prevent the Palm Pre from syncing with iTunes.