As quickly as iPhone OS 4.0 was shown off, developers and critics alike began a debate over the infamous “Section 3.3.1” which appears to prohibit third-party software such as Adobe Flash from creating apps that circumvent the iPhone SDK. At the center of the controversy is Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.
Software comes and software goes, but some releases make every Mac user
sit up and pay attention. Nothing commands the attention of designers,
photographers, and anyone else with an artistic bent like the release of
Adobe’s next Creative Suite. We’ve been putting the beta versions of
CS5 through their paces for a couple months now, and the results of our
rigorous testing will be in your hands in next issue’s reviews. To whet
your appetite, our reviewers put together a list of the most
interesting, useful, and impressive new features in Photoshop,
Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. They also dove into what’s new in
the other key apps of CS5.
As excited as developers and users alike are to hear the details of iPhone OS 4.0, their appears to be at least one group that will be grumbling -- Adobe and its Flash users who were counting on the company’s forthcoming CS5 compiler to convert their work to the iPhone.
Things Digital reported today that some major content providers,
like National Public Radio and The Wall Street Journal, are hurrying to
put together new versions of their websites optimized for the iPad. The
main difference--no use of Adobe Flash.
reports that the war of
words between Apple and Adobe isn't over, but Adobe is trying to play
peacemaker. They brushed off reports of Job's comments as rumors and said they were working hard on improving Mac support.