Jobs slams Adobe’s Flash

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Adobe’s Flash is slow, drains batteries, isn’t suitable for touchscreen devices and poses security problems, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in an unusual missive today.

In a lengthy open letter titled “Thoughts on Flash,” Jobs spelled out why Apple doesn’t allow Adobe’s popular technology on its iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. Jobs’ epistle is the latest in the quarrel between Apple and Adobe over Flash, bickering that reached new heights two weeks ago when an Adobe evangelist told Apple to “Go screw yourself.”

Jobs’ counter: Apple doesn’t need Flash.

“Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of Web content,” Jobs categorically stated. “And the 200,000 apps on Apple’s App Store proves that Flash isn’t necessary for tens of thousands of developers to create graphically rich applications, including games.”

Full story: Steve Jobs trashes Adobe’s Flash – Computerworld