Adobe issues empty response to Steve Jobs’ statement that ‘Flash is too slow for iPhone’

“Was Steve Jobs trying to send an unofficial message to Adobe Systems? Something on the order of ‘get it in gear, guys, if you want to stay on my VIP list?’ As my colleague Tom Krazit reported Tuesday afternoon, Jobs used the Apple shareholders’ meeting to publicly dismiss the the full-blown PC Flash version as ‘too slow to be useful’ on the iPhone,” Charles Cooper reports for CNET. “He then went on to describe the mobile version–Flash Lite–as ‘not capable of being used with the Web.'”

“That’s an unusual–albeit refreshingly frank–way to talk in public about a business partner. Give Jobs credit for speaking his mind, although I very much doubt Adobe appreciated his candor,” Cooper reports. “I tried to get a comment from Adobe, which has worked closely with Apple over the years.”

Read Adobe’s official non-answer answer to Cooper’s question in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “NeverFade” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: We’re surprised Microsoft Adobe even had time to issue their meaningless response; aren’t they still hard at work on the Photoshop Universal Binary? Xcode, boys, Xcode.


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    KaliFORNia is MINE TO RUN as I see fit! This Adobe nonsense is all smoke and mirrors … unlike my all-time super-dooper Holiday smash hit JINGLE ALL DE VAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!! WHICH IS STILL NOT ON iTUNES YET! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Ooh, und by de vay — thin gruel is very good for you. I used to mix it with my STEROIDS when I was still training and using de MARYjuana! I instruct you NIMBLENOMBYS to add it to your FLITZENSTREUBEN for breakfast in ze morning!!!! Now GO — STOP pestering ze greatest movie star OF ALL TIME wit dis NONsense!

  2. I don’t know bout the rest-o-u-macheads, but Flash has never, never, never been anyway near what I would call a useable piece of software…. even the so-called optimized product is slower than a constipated centurnarian on downers. For the life of me I cannot understand its seemingly ubiquitous appeal of net surfers. So, yes, please, keep this crap off of the iPhone until Adobe can make it worthwhile.

    PeaceOut Yall

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