In a 1700 word letter, Steve Jobs explains to Apple’s customers and critics why Apple does not include Adobe’s Flash on their devices. According to him, there are many technical aspects which lead to this conclusion.
Jobs handles the situation very carefully and firstly elaborates on how Apple and Adobe were close friends and later they both grew up and had their own ways. Gradually, he gets to the end and stabs Adobe. Ouch! From heartbreaking messages sent from his iPad, Steve is in to complete letters.
He explains Apple does not include Flash because, Flash is closed, unreliable, insecure, decreases performance and battery life, bad for touch and flash has major technical drawbacks and even because Adobe is painstakingly slow to adapt to Apple’s Mac Platform.
Today, Jobs once again proved the fact true, that though Apple take on their competitors after some time, but when they do, they are the best at it! At the end of the staggering 1700 words article, Steve, the grand master, takes Adobe straight to the ground by saying -” Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.
UPDATE – Reportedly, Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen came out yesterday to defend its Flash software and the developers who build it. He said that Jobs point of view was completely different and instead he should leave it to the consumers to decide what is best for them.
Adobe’s Photoshop App for the iPhone has been updated to version 1.2. With this update, Adobe offers improved sharing facilities. The App is a very handy tool which lets you edit photos on your iPhone while on the go. It almost has all the basic functionalities which Photoshop on PC/Mac has to offer.
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Apple is as usual back with new ads promoting their beloved device, the iPhone 3GS. The Ads show off some new Apps and how the iPhone manages to put everything in one single place. It even boasts about some of the iPhone features. All the Apps mentioned in the ads can be found on iTunes.
Well, not exactly the right moment to show off these ads with iPhone 4G in the making.
According to a London Newspaper, Apple is going to acquire ARM. Apple is reportedly in talks with the leading company in Microprocessor Intellectual property who has supplied processors to Apple for its devices and even for the iPad.
Apple-ARM deal could mean big for the industry. ARM does not only deal with Apple but also is a supplier of microprocessors to other huge tech giants as well. The deal is rumored to be signed at 40 Billion US Dollars. Antitrust would definitely come in between and obstruct the deal from taking place.
If the deal takes place, Apple’s competitors would be left far behind because ARM even supplies chips to Sony, Microsoft, Dell and HP. This means that Apple’s competitors would have to find alternatives which would be slow and buggier.
Even this acquisition adds up to the Apple-Google fight, Apple earlier got P.A Semi which led to the development of the A4 Chip which Apple uses for the iPad. During the development some key members left the company and started a new company known as “Agnilux”. Agnilux employees include a lot of former Apple and P.A Semi members. The company (Agnilux) was acquired by Google just three days back and if this Apple-ARM deal comes true, the complete tech industry would be moved.
Through this anticipated acquisition, Apple will climb yet more higher on the ladder of performance recognition spelt out by TheAppleGoogle.
Apple has released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2 and a new SDK for all the supported devices. The current build of the OS is 8A248c. This latest Beta version would include bug fixes and would be less buggier than the previous release – Beta 1.