One of the most popular hardware providers goes head-to-head with one of the biggest applications software providers.
Steve Jobs has come out swinging at Adobe over the latter’s lack of support for Apple products, especially the iPhone and new iPad.
Most people use Adobe’s Flash platform to watch videos, but since the launch of the iPhone, Apple has refused to support the program, and Jobs pulled no punches as to why. “They are lazy,” Jobs is claimed to have said at a recent Town Hall at One Infinite Loop. “They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it.”
Interestingly, he claimed that the software is too buggy and that often when a Mac crashed it was due to Flash, which is why he won’t support it via the iPad or iPhone.
Whether Apple will one day support the software for its portable devices is an unknown, but at the end of the day, the loser is the consumer – something that has never really been taken into consideration bu Apple in the past.