At Company Town Hall, Jobs Blasts Adobe, Google

Post-iPad announcement, Steve Jobs late last week held a company town hall. Wired noted that the big topics included both Google and Adobe, which should surprise none.

After all, Google is becoming more of a threat to Apple, with its Android app phone OS, and with plans to release a Chrome OS for PCs as well. Additionally, Adobe's made clear how it feels about the lack of Flash support on the iPad (and by extension, the iPhone).

On Google, Jobs said:
We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them, he says. Someone else asks something on a different topic, but there’s no getting Jobs off this rant. I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing, he says. “Don’t be evil is a load of crap.” (originally reported as Jobs saying it was "bullsh*t.")
On Adobe, he said:
They are lazy, Jobs says. 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, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
He may be right about the move to HTML5, but that doesn't mean that it's any less annoying to find a missing area on a web page due to lack of Flash support.



Here are more details from MacRumors:
  • Apple will deliver aggressive updates to iPhone that Android/Google won't be able to keep up with (which also means more work for jailbreakers)
  • iPad is up there with the iPhone and Mac as the most important products Jobs has been a part of
  • Regarding the Lala acquisition, Apple was interested in bringing those people into the iTunes team
  • Next iPhone coming is an A+ update
  • New Macs for 2010 are going to take Apple to the next level
  • Blu-Ray software is a mess, and Apple will wait until sales really start to take off before implementing it (which could mean never if streaming takes over instead)

Via:  Various
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