I’ve been following the Adobe/Apple fight about Flash on the iPhone & iPad with some interest, and I must say my sympathies are with Apple, especially when you consider how much of a CPU hog Flash is on the Mac. So far so boring.
In a move that I take as more of a sign of weakness, Adobe have placed an advert in the press basically saying they love Apple, but Apple are being unreasonable.
I can’t improve on TechCrunch’s thoughts this whole thing. Adobe have painted themselves into a corner and I suspect Flash is a dead end technology. They’d do better to admit that and move on, rather than flailing around like so many other failing businesses – the Flash franchise wasn’t as strong as they tried to make out (being dependant on a plugin being installed), they overplayed their hand, and Steve Jobs called their bluff.