Remember Adobe had launched a sharp attack on Apple’s iPad in a blog posting saying that Apple is mistaken in its approach to connecting consumers to content. Apple did not permit Adobes Flash to be used on its popular iPhone device and also on the iPad.In a rare public comment, Apple’s public relations department responded to criticisms from the project manager for Adobe Flash, suggesting his recent criticism of Apple was “backwards.”In a statement to CNet’s DeepTech, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Miller fired back at Adobe’s Mike Chambers, who revealed this week that his company was abandoning its investment in a feature that would allow Flash applications to be ported natively to the iPhone OS.
Apple’s Miller adds,
When Apple introduced iPhone OS 4 earlier this month, company co-founder Steve Jobs was asked if there were any plans to add support for Adobe Flash. Jobs simply responded, “No.” At a company meeting in January, the CEO was rumored to have called Adobe “lazy,” and said most Mac crashes are due to Flash. “The world is moving to HTML5,” Jobs was quoted as saying.Jobs also allegedly called Flash a “CPU hog” in a meeting with officials from The Wall Street Journal. The Apple co-founder was said to have called the Web format “full of security holes” and “old technology.”
Adobe employees and supporters have fired back publicly since Apple revealed the iPad, which does not support Flash. Then, earlier this month, Apple took it one step further and specifically prohibited the development of applications using “an intermediary translation or compatibility layer tool.” The change to the iPhone OS developer agreement means that software originally written for formats like Adobe’s Flash cannot be ported to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Adobe’s forthcoming Creative Suite 5 includes software that allows Flash developers to port their software to the iPhone, though Adobe will no longer advance that technology due to Apple’s changes.
One Adobe supporter suggested Apple timed the announcement to hurt sales of CS5. Jobs, in an e-mail, defended the move and said that intermediary software only results in substandard applications.If iPad wont have flash t, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web and sites like Disney, Hulu, Miniclip, Farmville, ESPN, Kongregate, or JibJab.This was unnecessary from Apple’s side commenting on serious stupid talking and comments.