The lawsuit between Apple and Epic will begin in a few days. Meanwhile, both sides are interviewing witnesses and producing documents that provide us with interesting details about the companies. Today it is Apple’s turn and the development of Adobe Flash, which never made it to iOS and now we know what the reason was.
Apple even helped Adobe in the development
We know Adobe Flash has never been available on iOS. Now, following the shutdown of the software by Adobe at the beginning of the year, we see that this unavailability was a good decision, but in 2010, the situation was quite different
Steve Jobs had already said at the time that Apple would not include Flash in iOS because he believed the future was in HTML5. A choice based on performance and efficiency and which, 11 years later, turned out to be the right decision. Scott Forstall, who was in charge of Apple’s operating systems development until 2012, confirmed that Apple even helped Adobe develop Flash for iOS, but the performance was “embarrassing”
We do not include Flash. We have tried to get Flash to work. We help Adobe. We were really interested. Again I thought if we could help make it work maybe that would be great. Flash has been a problem because the way it connects to systems has been a virus nightmare on Windows, even on Macs. And when we launched it on iOS, the performance was just appalling and embarrassing and it never happened. something that would be of added value for the consumer.
It is clear that the development of the various Apple products is full of the most curious anecdotes. Without losing sight of the final objective of Epic’s lawsuit against Apple, it is clear that the information that will be exposed will be interesting.