Adobe preparing to sue Apple over Flash support?

By on April 14, 2010, 3:43 PM
According to unnamed inside sources, the ongoing strife between Adobe and Apple may soon climax, as the former plots to sue the latter. Adobe has long been displeased with Apple's decision to exclude Flash support on its iPhone OS devices, and this week Cupertino kicked a gas can on the fire.

Apple recently updated its iPhone SDK developer agreement to block the use of cross-compilers like Adobe's Flash Packager for iPhone, which essentially converts Flash apps to native iPhone apps. The move was reportedly the "last straw" for Adobe, and the company is supposedly gathering its legal team.

Adobe hasn't confirmed nor denied the rumors, saying only: "We are aware of the new SDK language and are looking into it." If the matter is dragged to the courts, will Apple be strong-armed into supporting Flash, or will Adobe's legal pursuit blow up in its face?

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