The Telegraph posted an interview with Adobe CEO, Shantanu Narayen, which inevitably included talk of the Adobe vs. Apple dispute. Narayen stated the following, which basically means that the software company is “over it”. Here’s the word for word :

They’ve chosen to keep their system closed and we’d rather work with partners who are interested in working with us.

We believe in open systems. We believe in the power of the internet and in customers making choices and I think a lot of the controversy was about their decision at that point. They’ve made their choice. We’ve made ours and we’ve moved on.

It’s a business decision. With the energy and innovation that our company has, we’d rather focus on people who want to deliver the best experience with Flash and there are so many of them.

I can’t help but notice the undertones here, but the man has a point. Several capable smart-phones have adopted Flash in their devices. Heck, even a jailbroken iPhone will (kind of) give it to you.

Whether or not Adobe cares anymore is not what Steve Jobs, and Apple, should be worried about. The FCC denied Adobe’s request of information regarding their claim against Apple, while the European Commissions recently joined the party. We at iDB will continue to provide you with the drama surrounding this story. Until then, we’re gone in a flash. I Couldn’t resist.

  • ery

    Adobe could just stop making software for all Apple products. Isn’t Photoshop one of the main reasons a lot of people use macs? That would teach them.

    • Andrew

      These are major companies, not elementary kids on a playground (though it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference. Adobe will continue to create applications and stuff for Apple because they make good money out of it. There will be no cutting off the nose to spite the face.

  • Ai

    Haha couldn’t resist:)

  • Ghettocowboy

    Smart move by Adobe. Apple is just a small market. Google Android is the future since every carrier in the US has Android phones. Flash is free and it dominates HD content over the web. This is the stupidest move by Apple unless they have their own “Flash” version launching soon.

    • Andrew

      I do not miss flash and everyone i know with an iphone feels the same way. This is a smart move by Apple. Apple doesn’t change to fit the standards, they make everyone change to theirs. Websites are changing to HTML5 so the 50 million+ people who have iPods/ipads/iPhones will be able to view their content. Flash is good for somethings, but I haven’t seen it perform well on any mobile device yet. Can anyone name a mobile device that works well on flash that doesn’t drain your battery a ridiculous amount??