Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart.
The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times.Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe.Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system. Though the operating system for the i Phone, i Pod and i Pad is proprietary, we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open.Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and Java Script – all open standards.
Apple’s mobile devices all ship with high performance, low power implementations of these open standards.
In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage.