Adobe Admits No-Flash Policy on Apple Devices Could Affect Bussiness

By on April 11, 2010
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Says “business could be harmed” with the exclusion of Flash on iPhone and iPad.

Adobe has filed its quarterly Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) report, just one day after Apple previewed their iPhone OS v4.0. In the report, Adobe summaries the risk Apple’s no-flash police brings to the company. In the ‘Risk Factor‘ section of the report, Adobe states that the exclusion of Flash on devices “such as the Apple iPhone or iPad, make it more difficult for our products to perform, and [if] our customers are persuaded to use alternative technologies, our business could be harmed.”

Adobe and Apple’s contention over the Flash has been well recorded and highly debated. Apple’s decision to not support any Flash based application on its multi-touch devices like the iPhone and iPad is based on their opinion that Flash brings instability and causes increased power drain on the portable devices.

Meanwhile, in a personal outburst by Adobe’s Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow, after Apple banned ported Flash, Java and Mono apps on the new iPhone OS 4 SDK, he called out on Apple’s inimical business tactics and suggested them to “go screw yourself”.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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