Apple doesn't sound terribly broken up about Adobe's announcement that it would stop developing its Flash-to-iPhone app building capabilities.
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Ever since the launch of the iPhone, Flash has been persona non grata on the platform. Apple has repeatedly preferred other technologies for a variety of reasons, including performance and supporting open standards over proprietary ones such as Flash.
Even Steve Jobs has reportedly derided Flash on several occasions. Developer Greg Slepak e-mailed the CEO to complain about Apple's insistence on banning intermediary development technologies like Flash from the App Store and Jobs reputedly responded: "We've been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform."
[via Daring Fireball]
This story, "Apple: iPhone OS supports open standards; Flash is closed" was originally published by Macworld.