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Adobe head calls time on Flash spat with Apple

Adobe head calls time on Flash spat with Apple

Adobe and Apple are no longer at loggerheads over iOS kit’s lack of support for Flash, the CEO of the software company claims.

The bad blood between the two tech giants hit the headlines last year when Steve Jobs posted an unusually candid open letter in which he effectively dubbed Flash a relic of the PC era that has no place in a mobile, post-PC world.

However, in a Q&A at the D9 conference Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen revealed that as far as he’s concerned hostilities are over. Asked by the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg, if he was “done having the argument" with Apple, he said “absolutely”.

That’s not to say that things are entirely rosy between them. Moments later came what sounded suspiciously like a dig at Apple when Narayen questioned Apple’s real motives for barring Flash.

He said: "I think it's become fairly clear to a lot of people that it isn't about the technology, it's a business model issue.

“It's the control of the applications and the App Store that's really at issue here.”

Narayen later went on to forecast that Android tablets will see off the iPad in the long run – a prognosis we’re not sure isn’t also influenced by his company’s treatment at the hands of Jobs and co.

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