Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 22:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Recently, Apple changed its iPhone OS developer agreement to prohibit the use of programming language other than Objective-C, C, C++, and JavaScript running in WebKit. This has the effect of pretty much pre-emptively killing Adobe's CS5 iPhone developer tools, as well as several other, similar tools. Adobe has now said it will cease development of the iPhone development tools. To make matters really interesting, Apple has actually replied directly to this news.
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Smeagol
Member since:
2006-01-16

Bwahahahaah! Um, Adobe can't afford to do this. The tables have turned and Apple doesn't need Adobe. The converse holds however. Flash is a pile of junk. Long live HTML5!

Apple owns the platform and controls what is placed on it because they care about the user experience. They don't cater to the developer who wants to inflict some steamy pile of junk they want some bone-headed user to download. Leave that to the Windows users of the world.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple and fans want to be elitist on commodity x86/ARM hardware?

The Emperor has no clothes...

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RMSe17 Member since:
2006-03-06

The tables have turned and Apple doesn't need Adobe. The converse holds however. Flash is a pile of junk. Long live HTML5!

Flash is not a pile of junk. Flash is pretty amazing actually. For the first time, I can go to any website, and watch a video through my browser. Without having to worry about some Media Player plugin, without having to worry about some Real Media product crashing on me, or not showing me the progress bars, or not being able to pause a video, or trying to figure out just what codec I am missing. Flash has done what no other format did: Unify the movie infrastructure on the web. HTML5 does the oposite. By not standardizing or specifying the format of the video, we are back to the crapper. Ex: I can't use Firefox to watch a youtube video if I switch to HTML5 beta youtube. That is ridiculous. It's 2010, and I can't watch a video on the internet?! Give me my flash back, kthx.

RMSe17

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