After years of waiting, Mac support for Zune has finally arrived. Dubbed the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, this application lets you synchronize your iTunes library with your Windows Phone (as the name implies) or, believe it or not, your Zune HD. The application has been beta since late October, and you may remember us reporting on how to unofficially set it up via the command line earlier last month. But the final version (which officially includes support for the Zune HD) has only been out for a few days.
Sadly, it’s not the full Zune software client. It supports synchronizing the essentials – music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and pictures — but it doesn’t provide most of the features that makes Zune so great. You can’t use Zune Pass, Smart DJ, or the Social. In fact, the entire Zune Marketplace is absent. The tool simply allows you to sync your DRM-free content from iTunes with your Windows Phone or Zune HD, as well as update the device firmware. Whether or not the connector supports devices older than 2009′s Zune HD has yet to be determined.
Despite the app’s shortcomings, this should be welcome news for Zune HD and Windows Phone users who happen to own a Mac. The Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac requires OSX v10.6.6 or later, and can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store. Interestingly, this is Microsoft’s first application in the Mac App Store.
Source: Windows Phone