Apple vs. Real, Round, um, 5?

iTunes Music Store

Remember how RealNetworks pissed off Apple by figuring out a work around that let you buy DRM'd songs from Real's online music store but let you play them on the iPod? Well, that's over. Pretty much as everyone expected, the latest iPod firmware update released by Apple makes it so that those songs do not work, again. Apple decided they would have none of that hackery nonsense and tweaked the iPod software again to disallow all that Real music. Happy Holidays!