Adobe CS3 sneak peek shown on Apple MacBook Pro as Universal Binary application

“We got a sneak peek at InDesign CS3 today in a private press briefing. InDesign CS3 is not slated for release until Q2 of 2007, and it is extremely unusual for Adobe to discuss features this far in advance,” David Blatner reports for “However, while it was made clear that we saw only a small sampling of InDesign CS3’s feature set, what we saw proved that Adobe is not resting on any laurels. They are clearly committed to innovating and helping design professionals engage their audience.”

“The demo was run on a MacBook Pro and was clearly running as a Universal Binary program, showing that Adobe is indeed hard at work converting their programs to this new platform,” Blatner reports.

Full article here.

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  1. I’ve had it with Adobe.

    I’m sure they were made aware of the switch to Intel processors LONG before any of us heard about it, so they have absolutely NO EXCUSE for taking so damn long to release Universal Binary versions of Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Adobe would be nowhere without the Mac-using designers that have purchased those 2 apps, how bout showing us a little love back?

  2. Think of this from the point of view of a business person. You’ve got all these new Intel computers from Apple being shipped. To adobe this is a great chance for allot of extra revenue coming their way. So they had two choices port CS2 over and charge people a small amount for the update or wait 12-18 months for CS3 and make everyone buy a new version. If I were in there shows I’d make people wait. Not everyone upgrades from one version to another but anyone who runs CS2 on a Intel Mac will most likely buy CS3 unless they pirate. No reason to beat Adobe up, I run Photoshop CS2 on my stock 2.0ghz Macbook Pro fine. It’s a bit slow but thats to be expected, it’s nothing so dramatic that I can’t still do my work.

  3. IBM didn’t know about the move away from IBM? Wow.

    Adobe, on the other hand, was told emphatically to begin the move over to X-Code a year before the announcement, which makes it years ago by now.

    The top of Adobe has been shifting over to Microsoft for the past decade, and now their lack of innovation in an effort to keep parity between Windows and Mac is biting them in the arse.

    Just add layers and plugins to Aperture — that’s all we need.

  4. As a point of reference, Apple still hasn’t released a universal binary for Filemaker Pro.
    Give Adobe a break. The Creative Suite has three very complex programs, in case you’ve forgotten.

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