How does Apple get away with these things when no one else can?
When you update to Mac OS X 10.5.3, if you own an iPhone you can now sync your Google contacts to Address Book:
If, like me, you don’t own an iPhone:
What would folks say if Microsoft had features in Windows that didn’t require a PDA or phone, but only worked if the OS could tell that the user was using a Windows Mobile device? Wouldn’t go over too well is my guess. This is no different.
If I can sync Address Book with Yahoo, I should be able to sync it with Google regardless of whether or not I own an iPhone.