Real Reason Why Steve Jobs Doesnâ€™t Want Flash on iPhone
Basically the reason Steve Jobs doesn’t ever want Adobe Flash on the iPhone or iPad is according to an article over on sfgate is that Jobs is holding a long held grudge against Adobe which is probably due to Adobe deciding to focus on Windows some 15 years ago.
They gain their reasoning via way of the Inner Daemon blog and say that there could well be something in there. Apple has hinted they may have technical reasons such as the iPhone hardware limitations, and that Jobs has a distaste of Flash while others speculate it is due to most adverts using Flash and Apple wants to replace them with their iAd solution.
However they do say that knowing Steve Job’s psyche, a much more likely reason could be that Adobe turned their back on Apple when they were deeply troubled and as a result Jobs has never forgiven or forgotten that and has only been waiting for an opportunity to get back.
They conclude that it doesn’t strike them as unlikely that Steve Jobs views what was a perfectly sound business decision back in 1996 as an unacceptable betrayal of Apple and now he can strike back he is extracting vengeance and in doing so is encouraging others not to cross him.
So what do you think, is Adobe Flash being kept off the iPhone simply because Jobs has thrown his toys out of the pram and is extracting some payback with Adobe?