Adobe and Apple No Longer BFFs

By Scott McGrew
|  Monday, Apr 12, 2010  |  Updated 11:10 AM PDT
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Adobe and Apple used to be the best of friends.   Adobe wrote some of the best software to work on a Mac including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, etc. 

Adobe was the big reason Mac was the product of choice for  creative types.

But the friendship did not last through Apple's success.  Steve Jobs called Adobe's Flash "clunky" and forbidden its use on the iPhone or iPad.

Adobe thought it had a workaround in its flagship product Creative Suite 5 released today. 

It was a way for developers to write in Flash and port the programs over to iPad and iPhone.  All was going to be okay.

That's until Apple late last week dropped a bombshell.  It would not permit developers to use Adobe's new flagship product to make apps.

On Friday one of Adobe's top employees reacted, writing on the Flash blog:  "What is clear is Apple has timed this to purposely hurt sales of CS5."

Adobe's Lee Brimelow added, "Personally I will not be giving Apple another cent of my money until there is a leadership change over there."

While Brimelow takes pains to point out he's speaking for himself, it's clear there is plenty of bad blood between the two companies.

Later Adobe asked Brimelow to remove the accusation that Apple had deliberately timed its decision to hurt the company, but didn't ask him to remove the last sentence in his screed. 

Specifically: "Screw you, Apple."
 

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