Microsoft has introduced Zune HD support for Apple iTunes sync on Mac OS X.
The software giant released its final version of the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac on Wednesday and extended the support to its Zune HD media player. Microsoft chief Zune HD evangelist, Dave McLauchlan, previously hinted that the functionality would be present in the final build and Microsoft has followed through.
The software allows Zune HD owners to sync their music, photos, videos and podcasts from their iTunes library. The Windows Phone Connector sits on top of Apple’s iTunes/iPhoto for Mac and interacts with both software programs using public APIs. Microsoft says it has not had to work with Apple in order to implement the connector. The install package is extremely lightweight at only 1.5MB. It’s not designed to replace the Zune experience from the PC and we hope that Microsoft considers writing a full Zune application for Mac in the future.
You can download a copy of Microsoft’s Connector (which works with the Zune HD) at Apple’s Mac Store.
Thanks to WinRumors reader Juliana Pena for the news tip.