Steve Jobs: Adobe Is Lazy, Blu-Ray Is Mess and Google Wants to Kill iPhone

CEO of Apple Explains Drawbacks of Apple's Hardware and Software

by Anton Shilov
02/02/2010 | 04:18 AM

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.