...However Adobe, the makers of Flash still do. Despite the fact that Apple has rejected Flash on it's devices like the iPad, the iPod Touch, and the iPhone,and despite the fact that Steve Jobs has said some not so nice things about Flash recently.
We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs. No company - no matter how big or how creative - should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web.Apple's attitude that we know best, is nothing new. The original Apple Macintosh did not have arrow keys because Steve Jobs decided that people didn't need them. Apple said we don't need more than one mouse button, they said we don't need disk drives, they said that iPhone owners didn't need multitasking, or cut and paste, and now they say we dot need Flash. Ohh yeah, Apple pretty much controls which apps you may or may not run on your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad. Never mind what people want, Apple knows best.
When markets are open, anyone with a great idea has a chance to drive innovation and find new customers. Adobe's business philosophy is based on a premise that, in an open market, the best products will win in the end - and the best way to compete is to create the best technology and innovate faster than your competitors.
We believe that Apple, by taking the opposite approach, has taken a step that could undermine this next chapter of the web - the chapter in which mobile devices outnumber computers, any individual can be a publisher, and content is accessed anywhere and at any time.
In the end, we believe the question is really this: Who controls the World Wide Web? And we believe the answer is: nobody - and everybody, but certainly not a single company.
And don't get me started on Apple's Developer agreement, which dictates what you may or may not say in public, where you must sell your application, how much you can make, what compiler you have to use, and so on.
This is the primary reason that I reject all Apple products. It is this arrogance regarding "their devices", and "their user interfaces", I say "their", because I get the feeling that you don't ever really own an Apple product, you are just borrowing it. It is really Apple's, and they are gracious enough to let you use it...as long as you obey their rules. I'm not going to accept that control. I don't want use use use Apple products the way they want me to. I want to be in charge of technology, not the other way around. I do not heart Apple.