During a recent earnings call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said that his company will “work with Apple” to ensure that Flash apps would run on the iPhone. This after Steve Jobs publicly dissed Flash as being “too slow to be useful,” and its stepsister Flash Lite as “not capable of being used with the web.”
But like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, Flash is not going to be ignored.
Adobe has seized on the release of the iPhone SDK to show Apple just how much they truly belong together. Forever. Like how they promised each other at summer camp. Narayen said:
We’ve evaluated the SDK. We can now start to develop the Flash player ourselves, and we think it benefits our joint customers. So we want to work with Apple to bring that capability to the device.
With 85 percent of iPhone users browsing the web, and 31 percent of them watching mobile TV or video, iPhone users are certainly hoping for a reconciliation. Let’s just hope Steve Jobs doesn’t have a rabbit.