Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Adobe to sue Apple over lack of Flash?

Latest rumor in the continuing soap opera that is Flash vs. the iPhone: ITWORLD has an article that says there are reports that Adobe is planning to sue Apple in a couple of weeks for Flash non-support. The problem is apparently with the new Apple SDK ("software development kit" for you non-geeks) license, which locks Flash out of the iPhone (and iPad!) even tighter that it previously was.

I can picture some Suit at Adobe sputtering, "But they have to have Flash! Everybody uses Flash!"

Having a version of a site with Flash and one without is going to be a pain in the ass for the average web developer. Guess which one they'll go with if they want to woo the iPhone/iPad user?

Although I use (and like) products from each company I have no great love for either Apple or Adobe -- from a corporate point of view they are both arrogant pricks as far as I can tell. So I'm going to enjoy this pissing contest immensely.

Word to Adobe: few if any technology battles were ever won in a court of law. I'd say you've already lost, suckers.

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