incrediBILL - 4:05 pm on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
If Windows can be slapped for forcing IE and WMP on users then by the same token Apple could be slapped for forcing iTunes and Safari on it's users.
Except Windows was the dominant OS for almost 90% of the computer market and Apple, to the best of my knowledge, doesn't dominate the phone market yet. There are a bunch of Androids, CrackBerries and Palms out there, so closing the iPhone isn't anti-competitive yet, it's just plain stupid and could easily tip the scale among developers in the other direction with Android best poised to take the lead.
I'd love to see Adobe to say: "Fine we'll stop making products for Apple hardware."
Here's the irony with Flash is that most photographers, illustrators and other graphics oriented types just love Apple for the color balance from start to finish.
They also love to promote their work using Flash web sites, which is dominant among visual artists websites.
So the fact that the very same professionals that have zealously supported Apple all this time are now having their sites locked out of iPod Touch, iPhone and iPads because of a lack of Flash is quite the ironic twist and a swift kick in the seat of their pants for deifying Apple in the first place.
Got what they deserved for joining the cult IMO ;)