Adobe Unhappy With Lack of iPhone, iPad Flash Support

Sun, Apr 11, 2010

Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile

The lack of Flash has long been one of the points of contention with the iPhone, and when the iPad was announced, it was clear that it would also be one for that device.

And while end users might not like it, Adobe seemingly likes it even less.

In an SEC filling spotted by business reporting outlet Bloomberg, Adobe noted that lack of Flash support for either of the two devices could potentially harm their business.

In the “Risk Factors” section of the report, Adobe said:

To the extent new releases of operating systems or other third-party products, platforms or devices, such as the Apple iPhone or iPad, make it more difficult for our products to perform, and our customers are persuaded to use alternative technologies, our business could be harmed.

Adobe has further reason to feel threatened–Apple recently changed their iPhone developer agreement to not allow application-makers to create their software with Adobe’s tools and then convert them to an iPhone format.

How do readers feel about Flash being banished from the iPhone and iPad? Do you feel that allowing Flash would allow for better applications? Sound off in the comment section.

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