Tags: Adobe, Apple, iPhone
So according to Daring Fireball Apple’s new iPhone Developer Program License Agreement effectively bans Adobe’s Flash-to-iPhone compiler.
CS5 is thisclose to release and the iPhone compiler is the flagship feature in this version of Flash. They’re pretty much royally fucked.
Plus Apple has already made its position clear on Flash. Personally, since I’ve never been a slave to brands, I don’t have much of a stake in either company unless one of my mutual funds happens to invest in one. Yet, the way I see it, Adobe can really give Apple the big “Fuck You” if it wanted to, simply by no longer producing any of its Adobe software for OS X. Now seeing how designers and design houses invest heavily in Macs simply to run Adobe software, should that platform no longer become available, what do you think is going to happen? Is the entire graphic design, web, print, and publishing industries going to abandon all its invested know-how and simply pick a new defacto industry standard, or are they going to switch to Windows?