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Adobe speaks out over iPhone OS exclusion

Adobe speaks out over iPhone OS exclusion

Adobe has responded defiantly to Apple's decision to bar its products from the forthcoming fourth edition of the iPhone operating system and software development kit (SDK).

Adobe's Kevin Lynch said: "First of all, the ability to package an application for the iPhone or iPad is one feature in one product in Creative Suite.

"CS5 consists of 15 industry-leading applications, which contain hundreds of new capabilities and a ton of innovation.

"We intend to still deliver this capability in CS5 and it is up to Apple whether they choose to allow or disallow applications as their rules shift over time."

Despite Mr Lynch's bullishness, observers believe that Apple is unlikely to alter its current position in regard to Adobe and Flash.

As a result, it looks as though Adobe will have to make do with developing its tools and software for every other platform, presumably to the detriment of Apple.

Apple's rigid app development system, perceived draconian rules for new submissions and has angered and alienated some within the industry and could yet harm the firm in the long-term, even if its smartphones remain popular for the time being.

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