Adobe responds to charges that it abandoned Apple years ago so shouldn’t complain if Apple feels it no longer needs Adobe. From John Paczkowski in AllThingsDigital. Adobe co-founder Chuck Geschke:
We never abandoned Apple. Apple now seems to be abandoning at least one aspect of our product line right now. No, we never abandoned them. We’ve always ported our apps simultaneously to both platforms.
Really? Unless he’s just lying, Geschke should check the Adobe product line more carefully. How about Photoshop Elements for Mac. Whatever happened to versions 5 and 7? And, Premiere? It’s there, it’s gone, it’s there again. And how about Photoshop Album?
There have been times when Apple has changed its strategy on hardware or on operating systems that didn’t meet our product cycle, so there have been periods of maybe six months where we didn’t keep up with their latest release.
Except for all those years between Photoshop Elements releases. And those years waiting for Photoshop to move to Xcode and Intel and 64-bit. Six months? Laughable.
We have never, ever abandoned Apple and we don’t want to abandon them today.
Why not? Because Adobe makes a lot of money from Apple’s customers. They could make more if they made better products.