Steve Jobs Defends Flash Ban, Calls Out Former BFF Adobe

Apple CEO Steve Jobs discusses iPhone 4.0 in Cupertino

Whether you’re a customer or a critic, Steve Jobs wants you to know once and for all why he does not allow Flash, made by his very old and dear friend Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE), on iPhones, iPods and iPad. In a 1,671-word message posted in Apple.com Hot News section. Jobs smacks down claims that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is banning Flash for competitive reasons and that Apple is a closed system.

The upshot: “Besides the fact that Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn

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