VIDEO: Steve Jobs defends Flash decision

Apple boss reveals one iPad is sold every three seconds.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs has defended the companies decision to not support Adobe’s Flash software and also revealed that the company was selling one iPad every three seconds.

Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital event Jobs said the company had made its decision for purely technology reasons.

“We weren’t looking to get in a war with Flash, we just make a technical decision that we weren’t going to put the energy into getting Flash on to our platform,” said Jobs.

Following Adobe’s series of adverts slamming Apple for reducing web freedom, Jobs responded with an open letter titled Thoughts on Flash.

“We were trying to be professional about it and we were not talking to the press – we didn’t think it was a matter for the press – but eventually enough was enough, we were tired of those guys [Adobe] trashing us in the press all the time,” said Jobs.

He also said that the iPad had not suffered from their incompatibility with Flash, but that if the market dictated that things had to change, Apple would listen.
 

 

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