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Less than a week after announcing the iPad tablet that faced heavy critics because of the lack of Flash support and other disadvantages, chief executive officer of Apple told the company’s employees that Adobe Flash was too buggy, Blu-ray software was a mess, Google wanted to kill iPhone and the future of Internet video was HTML5. The comments seem to be rather offensive, but they may clearly mean that Apple has no plans to support certain technologies.

“They are lazy. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it is because of Flash. No one will be using Flash. The world is moving to HTML5,” said Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple, report Wired and Macrumours web-sites, during a meeting with Apple employees.

Clearly, Adobe Flash is not the best technology available today, however, HTML5 is still not here and it will take a long time before it will be able to replace Flash, meanwhile, Apple’s products do not support Flash right now.

Even though Google Android-based phones are hardly seriously popular, Mr. Jobs still believes that the ultimate goal of Google is to “kill the iPhone”.

“We did not enter the search business. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them. […] This ‘don’t be evil mantra’: it is bullshit,” Mr. Jobs is reported to have said.

“Don't be evil’ is believed to be an unofficial motto of Google, which is meant to stop the company from maximizing short-term benefits with actions that demolish long-term image and competitive position. It is not completely clear how the creation of Android platform can destroy Google’s positions in the long term and why does Mr. Jobs think that Android was created by 47 companies to destroy iPhone.

During the meeting Mr. Jobs reiterated his attitude towards Blu-ray high-definition video format. According to the chief executive officer of Apple, Blu-Ray software is a mess, and Apple will wait until sales really start to take off before implementing it into their personal computers. Still, the new Macintosh systems in 2010 would take Apple to the next level, indicated the CEO.

Tags: Apple, Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad


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Not a good move to bash Adobe.
0 0 [Posted by: zaratustra06  | Date: 02/03/10 09:24:15 AM]
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Actually it might be. Personally I had enough of the worst software application called Flash. Apple bashing might be a new begining.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 02/03/10 05:25:34 PM]

1. adobe is lazy, flash is POS and is holding back the internet, html5 was made for a reason. Do you know they still do not have 64bit native support? this means 64bit firefox and 64bit IE cannot run flash... and phones cannot either.. because adobe is too lazy to properly support it.

2. bluray is indeed a mess

3. The google phone is indeed an iphone "killer", but not because of an "evil conspiracy" but because the iphone is a locked down overpriced POS like all apple products, while google produces open, opensource, quality products.

What jobs doesn't get is that his company is as bad or WORSE than sony and adobe. While google are the good guys (imagine, calling an advertising company the good guys)
0 0 [Posted by: taltamir  | Date: 02/04/10 02:40:13 PM]


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