Angry Steve Jobs: Adobe is Lazy, Google’s ‘Don’t be Evil’ Motto is BS
An inside report from within an Apple town hall meeting revealed that two of the biggest topics included were Google and Adobe. Some blunt criticisms came from its CEO Steve Jobs, that was particularly targeted against Google and Adobe. In the wake of the iPad launch, Jobs opined that the search firm’s motto of "Don’t Be Evil" is simply "bullsh*t" and that the new rival is fully intent on killing the iPhone with its Android despite the companies’ partnership on iPhone services. He similarly explained his position by pointing out that the aggression was largely one-sided and that Apple hadn’t entered enter the Google’s domain, search.
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Jobs was also critical of Adobe by calling it "lazy" and confirmed that the Apple refuses to offer Flash for the iPhone due to stability. Since Flash is the single most common source of crashes for Safari and even the Mac as a whole, it would likely fare poorly on handhelds as well, he said. Jobs believes that very soon, many sites will move away from Flash and towards HTML5, which supports direct video streaming without a plug-in.
During the meeting, workers were allowed to ask Steve Jobs anything they would like to regarding the company and their new product. Putting the actual iPad device and its specifications to the side, Apple employees were eager to know about the ongoing situations with Google and Adobe. When Jobs was asked by an employee about his thoughts on Google and their competition, Jobs remarked:
We did not enter the search business, they entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them. This don’t be evil mantra: It’s bullshit.
When asked about Adobe he said:
They are lazy. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, the world is moving to HTML5.
Some additional key points that were discussed and leaked are here:
- Apple will deliver aggressive updates to iPhone that Android/Google won’t be able to keep up with
- iPad is up there with the iPhone and Mac as the most important products Jobs has been a part of
- Regarding the Lala acquisition, Apple was interested in bringing those people into the iTunes team
- Next iPhone coming is an A+ update
- New Macs for 2010 are going to take Apple to the next level
- Blu-Ray software is a mess, and Apple will wait until sales really start to take off before implementing it.
Till now, we have not heard or received any response or reaction either from Google or Adobe. Let’s see how they respond to this strong criticism by CEO Steve Jobs. [Via 9to5Mac]