Adobe admits defeat to iPhone/iPad

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Adobe have finally given up all hope for the iPhone/iPod and iPad devices, after being “banned” by Apple.

Recently, Apple changed their developer agreement, prohibiting the use of third party tools to construct iPhone applications (including the heavily invested CS5 iPhone Exporter).

Apple have reason not to include Flash on their devices because it’s now said to be almost obsolete, with the rise of HTML5 to allow video/audio and animation: a feature which is heavily supported in Mobile Safari.

Adobe have said: “We will still be shipping the ability to target the iPhone and iPad in Flash CS5. However, we are not currently planning any additional investments in that feature.”, instead they will focus their attention on the competing smart phone, Google Android.

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