While Adobe has openly embraced Android, as evidenced by their plans to release Adobe AIR for Android later this year, they aren't so keen on Apple and its iPhone. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has stated that his company has "moved on" from Apple and iOS to focus on working with companies who have "open systems." The Adobe/Apple debacle has been going on for quite a while now, and although this may seem like the end, I'm sure we'll be hearing more from these two companies in the future. The full quote from the Telegraph:
"Apple made some statements about the suitability of our technology for mobile devices. I think we've proven that the technology is not only suitable but it actually significantly enhances the value on these mobile devices. They've chosen to keep their system closed and we'd rather work with partners who are interested in working with us. We believe in open systems. We believe in the power of the internet and in customers making choices and I think a lot of the controversy was about their decision at that point. They've made their choice. We've made ours and we've moved on. It's a business decision. With the energy and innovation that our company has, we'd rather focus on people who want to deliver the best experience with Flash and there are so many of them."
If Mr. Narayen is upset at all by Apple's continual snubs of Adobe and Flash, he certainly is doing well at hiding it. As I said, I don't think that this is the end of the saga considering that iOS users are still at least somewhat interested in having Flash on their devices, as evidenced by the jailbroken app Frash. If Apple ever decides to relent on their anti-Flash stance and allows Adobe to inject iOS with Flash capabilities, I'm sure Adobe would be more than happy to do it. As Mr. Narayen stated, "[Adobe's] doors are always open. You will have to ask them about their part."