Adobe denies iPhones to employees; erases 0.01732% of iPhone userbase in Flash revenge ploy

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Those wondering how Adobe plans to fight back now that Apple has not only banned the company’s ancient Flash technology from the iPhone and iPad, but also publicly embarrassed Adobe this week with a public opus from Steve Jobs in which he explains paragraph by painful paragraph why Flash should never have rightly survived the geocities era, now have their answer: Adobe’s secret to revenge against Apple will come in the form of costing Apple about eight thousand iPhone sales,” Beatweek reports.

MacDailyNews Note: Adobe has 8,660 employees. Currently.

Beatweek reports, “That’s right, Adobe intends to cripple the entire iPhone platform, which at last count includes more than fifty million units sold, by denying iPhones to its own employees. Instead, Adobe’s team will be forced to use Google’s open source Android platform, the mobile equivalent of Linux, for their daily mobile phone usage.”

Full article – recommended – here.

MacDailyNews Take: Well, it’s only natural that lazy ingrate Adobe’s employees should get intimately familiar with the next platform they’re going to fsck up.

Have fun hovering over Flash menus on your inaccurate, spastic Android touchscreens, lazy ingrate Adobe employees. Not that Android’s touchscreen spasticity and inaccuracy even matters in that case.

We can’t wait to see Flash deployed across all non-Apple platforms so that inferior, nondescript, joy-sapping, watered-down, lowest common denominator Flash ports litter the non-Apple platforms, even further diminishing their prospects versus Apple’s products, where even the most minute details matter, where apps take advantage of all the latest Apple innovations, and where customers will flock ever faster.

Forcing your employees to use and develop bloatware for inferior platforms is a much better use of your time, than would be leading the market (Remember that? Probably not, it’s been so long since you did it; most of the people who accomplished it are long gone) by building tools to allow developers to create open HTML5 content. Ah, well, this is a software need that is better filled by other, markedly less lazy, more-talented companies. Then you can foolishly buy them for 3X the price and ruin their products, too, with your port and bloat mentality – right, lazy ingrate Adobe?

Adobe. Striving for Mediocrity.™ (And never quite getting there.)

Thanks, lazy ingrate Adobe, for being so easily manipulatable that your CEO and, by extension, your entire company, look and act just like Steve Jobs’ marionette.

Note to advertisers: (including those who advertise via third-party ad networks and become, in effect, our advertisers): Your Flash-based ads are no longer reaching the most well-heeled customers online: 50+ million iPhone owners. They’re also not hitting brand new iPad users or 35+ million iPod touch users. If you care about reaching people with discretionary income, you might want to consider dumping your flash-based ads and moving to a more open format that people with money and the will to spend it can actually see.

Help kill Adobe’s Flash:
• Ask MarketWatch to offer HTML5 video via the customer support web form here.
• Ask CNBC to offer HTML5 video via the customer support web form here.
• Contact Hulu and ask them to offer HTML5 video via email:
• Ask ESPN360 to offer HTML5 video instead Flash via their feedback page here.
• Join YouTube’s HTML5 beta here.
• On Vimeo, click the “Switch to HTML5 player” link below any video.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Mike F.” and “zmarc” for the heads up.]


  1. Apple, fighting back, bans use of Adobe products on Macs by releasing Apple product replacements that are better and 1/3 the cost.

    Adobe loses 43.67% of it’s customer base.

  2. I’d like to see Adobe stop selling CS5 to Mac users. Cut their revenues in half and cause an uproar amongst their users. Yeah, I’d like to see them cut their noses off to spite their faces. Something about land wars in Asia comes to mind.

  3. Any word on whether they can still own – iPads, iPod touches, Macs, Macbooks, Apple TVs, iPods, Magic Mice, Apple Bluetooth keyboards, Apple USB Keyboards, Airport Extremes or Airport Expresses? Or has Adobe gone Apple fascist and won’t allow their employees to own any Apple products?

    I’m imagining a team of jack booted security waiting at the Adobe doors saying to every employee as they enter “Let me see your papers receipts!”

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