As rumored last week
last week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs held a meeting for Apple employees. Wired.com was able to get information about the topics covered at the meeting. Two of them were particularly interesting, according to those who attended it: Google
insiders as leaking the following details on the discussions occurring behind closed doors (via
On 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 won’t let them, he says. Someone else asks something on a different topic, but there’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 don’t be evil mantra: “It’s bull[expletive].” Audience roars.
About Adobe: They are lazy, Jobs says. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’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 it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
For its part, MacRumors was able to get
additional information regarding future plans with the iPhone, iPad Macs, and the company’s recent acquisitions. According to the rumor-focused site:
- 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.