MicroMeanie Virus at work inside Adobe?
This whole flash thingy at apple (or lack thereof) has more do do with what Adobe DIDN'T do than anything else.
If Adobe did a such good job supporting MAC OS X, then they should reasonably expect to get a shoe in on 'OS X lite' or the Iphone-OS derivative products like the Iphone and Ipad.
But if that didn't unfold, so I'm guessing that is what might happen if:
You don't actively cultivate your relationship with Apple (client),
Outsource to India/Asia, Layoff or Lose most of your core domestic software talent through 'enlightened' personnel management and policies, and,
Because of the above, Apple would have to do much of the heavy lifting internally to make up for the 'cognative defficiencies' to facilitate the use of the Adobe product (not their core focus and not their job to begin with) in Apple products,
...Making the whole exercise a major headache for Apple?
Seems to me Adobe just let the Apple relationship whither and doesn't like the results when they find themselves unneeded at Apple.
Adobe's response? A temper Tantrum of Blog whining & a Negative PR campaign, IMHO.
By not innovating domestically and by not being *pro-active* with Apple in the support of their new products...they've obsoleted themselves.
Guessing that if they hadn't had more corporate focus on outsourcing and cutting costs and spent more time truly innovating and not coasting on the laurels of the past, they would be in a better place right now, and with Apple.
That is my opinion on it from what I've gathered from those working in and around the industry.
Kinda sux, but looks to me that Adobe did it to themselves.
Maybe if they whine enough though, do they think they can get acquired?
It worked for Macromedia...