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iPhone on trial while Apple attacks iPodHash

Apple legal has acted to prevent a developer creating software that enables music to be downloaded from an iPod to a computer, while the company faces its own lawsuit alleging patent abuse in the way iPhone users can pinch and zoom on-screen images.

The first case sees Apple’s legal beagles slamming a lawsuit down against the iPodhash project, engineers who are working to reverse-engineer the database files on iPods in order to allow third-party utilities to access information held on the devices, or to enable other functions.

Apple added the software to its iPods in the most recent release.

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