Big BIG surprise. Shantanu Narayen says, "let the customers decide" -- and then promptly goes to the US FTC to complain:
U.S. antitrust enforcers are considering an investigation of Apple Inc. following a complaint from Adobe Systems Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
Adobe says Apple is stifling competition by barring developers from using Adobe’s products to create applications for iPhones and iPads, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorized to discuss the case.[Exec Summary courtesy Daring Fireball, originally Bloomberg]
Stifling competition? Oh Adopey CEO figurehead
who knoweth not the Mac used to work for Apple (I know, WTF??), how can you say that, when so many UI Designers use Photoshop and Illustrator to do iPhone User Interface work? Where do all those pretty little icons come from? From Developer Tools for UI Designers that Adobe provides! You're on the iPhone & iPad in that way.
It's just your crapware little plugin and equally shitty what-you-think-is-an-IDE-but-isn't that are not up to snuff. That Apple justifiably turns down because you can't even reach the bar. As we've said before. Repeatedly. And no Mac user wants Flash on their iThings, after having to suffer through it on the Mac desktop. As we've said before. Repeatedly.
I mean seriously, you have so many OTHER platforms that you can ruin (eventually, if you ever ship) with Flash, Actionscript, and AIR (Adobe Integrated Craptime) in the mobile space:
And, as you said, a man of your word (HAH!) "let the customers decide." First a dinner guest of President Obama & India, Inc at the Whitehouse, now a whiny tattle-tale to the FTC when "the customers have already decided."
Shantanu Narayen, for these and other Desi Deeds Done Dirt Cheap(sm), not only are you in the Hall of Monkeys, but you're nominated for Drunky's Desi Douchebag of the Millenium Award. This is gonna be pretty hard to top, even by 2099.
PS. To Uncle Steve: Go go Apple Legal! Save the day! Keep that TRash off my Apple kit!
PPS. Sharp eyed readers point out this write-up of the Obama-India, Inc Lovefest here.