Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 10:47 UTC
Apple The backlash is starting to show. The most recent change in Apple's iPhone developer agreement isn't going down well. The change is clearly aimed at increasing lock-in, and seems to have little to nothing to do with anything else. While individual developers are hit hard, Adobe as a whole has been hit pretty hard too, giving rise to sentiments on the web that Adobe should abandon Mac development. I have the sneaking suspicion this is exactly what Apple is aiming for.
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Such nonsense
by MahRain on Sat 10th Apr 2010 15:19 UTC
MahRain
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Adobe is making their money in the publishing world, photography only comes second. They recently succeeded in migrating many users away form Quark to InDesign and the whole workflow with PDF, networks, licenses, and an entire ecosystem of hardware, printing presses, software tools like Suitcase etc. are embedded into the printing world.

While Photoshop might be the CS's flagship application, I'd argue that InDesign and Illustrator are much more significant in this area.

Apple wouldn't only have to recreate the creative suite functionality but the integration, workflow and an entire backlog of legacy compatibility and integration in workflow and tools.

Adobe will never abandon the Mac platform just like Microsoft will never abandon the PC.

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