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Subject: Re: apple iPod 6th gen.

Re: apple iPod 6th gen.

From: Alex Lorenz <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:14:08 +0200

ok, thanks for the detailed information!
another reason not to buy bleeding-edge technology. :-(

Hussein Patwa schrieb:
>> is there a plan to port rockbox to the apple ipod 6th generation
>> (video)?
> Hi,
> I believe this has been discussed at some length on the Rockbox forums.
> Although no hardware guru myself, my understanding is that Rockbox cannot
> work on the iPod 6th gen in its current state due to protection mechanisms
> employed by Apple. I believe this involves both a hardware encryption or
> chip mechanism as well as software protections surrounding the song
> database.
> Until someone finds a way around this, there will likely be no work done on
> the iPod 6th gen. Then again, for any work to be done the legal
> implications would have to be considered. Anything that required physical
> tampering with the device could well ruffle feathers state-side. I think
> there's a guide posted somewhere on the Wiki about how you can contribute to
> new platform development, but it would mean starting with a lot of research
> and information gathering.
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