After the announcement of the iPad, Apple held a Town Hall meeting and Steve Jobs took questions from his staff. According to some sources from Wired, Steve had some interesting things to say about Google, Adobe, and the next iPhone.
Here is what Jobs had to say about…
Google: We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We wonâ€™t let them, he says. Someone else asks something on a different topic, but thereâ€™s no getting Jobs off this rant. I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing, he says. This donâ€™t be evil mantra: â€œItâ€™s bullshit.â€ Audience roars.
Adobe: They are lazy, Jobs says. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They donâ€™t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not itâ€™s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
MacRumors had received reports of similar comments from Steve Jobs, but wasn’t able to corroborate it until now. They also managed to hear about the following:
– 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.
So there lies some more information about why there is still no Flash on the iPhone. The software is buggy and resource intensive. HTML5 looks to be the next wave for video on the web. What I’m looking forward to is hearing more about the next iPhone. It would be nice to have a preview of iPhone OS 4.0!