Adobe will make Flash work on iPhone

By , IDG News Service |  Mobile & Wireless

Adobe Systems is committed
to bringing Flash to the iPhone,
according to CEO Shantanu Narayen, even though Steve Jobs said last week that
Flash isn't suitable for the iPhone.

But Narayen isn't wavering. "Flash is synonymous with the Internet and,
frankly, anybody who wants to browse the Web and experience the Web's glory
really needs Flash support," he said during a conference call Tuesday with
investors, according to a transcript

He is sure adding Flash support to the iPhone isn't a problem. "We've
evaluated the SDK, we can now start to develop the Flash player ourselves and
we think it benefits our joint customers," Narayen said.

But he was also diplomatic, saying twice that Adobe wants to work with Apple.

"We think it benefits our joint customers. So we want to work with Apple
to bring that capability to the device," he said.

But Jobs also seems to be sure about his position. Last week, he was quoted
saying Apple hadn't adopted Adobe's mobile version of its Flash program because
of technical and performance concerns.

At the time, he suggested Adobe work on a new version of the player, according
to The Wall Street Journal.

An Apple spokesman in Europe declined to comment about Adobe's plans.

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