Adobe Flashes Back at Apple

It’s difficult to find many points of weakness for where the iPhone lags behind the mobile technologies of other smart phones and pimped out handsets. But with Adobe Systems making great strides by introducing trial versions of its Flash software for Symbian, Palm and Android...

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It’s difficult to find many points of weakness for where the iPhone lags behind the mobile technologies of other smart phones and pimped out handsets.

But with Adobe Systems making great strides by introducing trial versions of its Flash software for Symbian, Palm and Android smartphones, the iPhone remains the pink elephant in the room. One that lacks some flash… literally.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs appears to be growing restless over questions about the iPhone’s technology gap. Although Jobs has offered the excuse that flash on the iPhone will require an optimal media player that, at present, would slow the performance of the iPhone, Adobe is countering that argument with one of its own – a position maintaining that Apple’s problem isn’t with performance, it’s with commitment.

As of today, Apple has only explored the possibility of adding flash. They haven’t actively pursued a course of action with Adobe. And Apple isn’t saying much else about this situation.

I’m certainly not about to contend that there is bad blood brewing between Apple and Adobe, but there is certainly a lack of cohesion in getting the job done for loyal iPhone users who want what we all need more of in our lives – some flash.

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6 comments

  1. Blown insulation

    Well I just recentley got an Ipod Touch for Christmas and I was trying to figure out how to download Adobe Flash Player so that I can do things like oh I don’t know redesign my pictures on Pinik. But when I try to do it it says… Download failed Safaril can’t download this file.

  2. zorro

    This is just another proof of how Apple sells only with shining covers, not what they’ve inside. It is that Apple logo and Steve’s picture that makes those fanboys hard, not features.

  3. Giff Gfroerer, i2SMS

    RIM doesn’t offer Flash for their devices either. Just a side note that Apple isn’t alone…

  4. Brian

    Not sure where the disconnect is, but as an iPhone user I’m as happy as a clam to not have to contend with the buggy and performance-hoggish behavior of Flash.

    While I agree that the truth must lay somewhere in the middle between what Adobe and Apple say (as it almost always does), given Flash’s horrific history on the Mac I’ll go with Apple on this one. I’ll be happy to be proven wrong with Flash on other phones, but I’m not going to hold my breath for it.

  5. Cindy

    Uh-oh, sounds like trouble at the mill. I bet IPhone users are dying to get some flash. Not a smart move by Apple.

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