Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gosabres1984, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. gosabres1984 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    I have a silly question....

    If Steve Jobs dislikes Flash and Google so much, then why does he allow Adobe and Google to release their apps for the iPhone?
  2. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2009
    Texas, US
    They're what you call, "frenimies."

    They're happy to work together, if working together makes them all money.

    They're happy to compete, especially in profitable areas.
  3. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    Does Adobe have any iOS apps?

    Anyway, the answer is they can't just say "No Adobe or Google apps" without attracting anti-trust accusations.

    So they try to write their app rules to sound generic, but also help to keep stuff they want out. They've had to revise the rules several times to keep ahead of complaints and regulators.
  4. Hisdem macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2010
    Boca Raton, FL
    Yeah. They have PS Express for iOS. I don't miss Flash though to be honest.
  5. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
  6. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    It's simple. Jobs is a megalomaniac. It's not about Flash, or Windows, or Google, or money and now Java. He just goes through his little phases where he decides something is bad then starts a crusade against it. for a while, until he gets bored, then latches onto something else. He's had some good ideas, and some bad ones. but he's not a visionary by any definition of the word. He just gets the credit for these so-called visionary ideas that have been around for years, but no one seems to pa attention until Jobs says it.

    On the other hand, even before he started to code Basic, Bill Gates was the one thinking about, talking about and writing about the future of computing in our lives and how it would revolutionize the world. That was even before the Steve's built the first apple in the garage.

    But, whatever. I like my iPhone, it's really cool.
  7. mikerr macrumors regular

    May 5, 2007
    Yep, excellent post, but Macrumors isn't the right place to post it ;)
  8. gosabres1984 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Why is that?
  9. ineedamac macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    Same here. Flash is fine and all but I do not miss it on my iPhone.

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