"Apple's iPhone, with all its cutting-edge mobile Internet trickery, needs something much better than the current Flash player that Adobe makes for cellphones."
Perhaps the more accurate term would be much "faster," not "better." Basically, Adobe's existing software is designed for larger electronics, like laptops, not devices as small as the iPhone. But Jobs didn't seem like he was intentionally slamming Adobe. He was saying that no product existed that provided the speed he needed--he said, "There's this missing product in the middle.
This part is interesting: "The companies have a history of strained relations. Several years ago, Adobe dropped support for Apple's Macintosh computers and then introduced other software products that were only compatible with
See, this is surprising, because neither CEO seemed to indicate that there were any strained relations, at least not currently. Still, it makes for good drama in the high tech Valley.
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