We all remember the Flash debacle that had Apple and Adobe at odds against each other. It looks like things have changed (for the better) after Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen announced the company was working on a MacBook Air compatible version of Flash.
The latest version of the Macbook Air was up for grabs last month, and what many found quite shocking was the unavailability of Adobe Flash in any form. Adding insult to injury was the fact that adding flash to the laptop ate into the battery life of the Air, and a good two hours at that.
At the San Francisco-based Web 2.0 conference, Narayen stated that a Mac compatible version of Flash was on its way with beta testing already underway. The debate between Apple and Adobe has only made users frustrated with Flash missing from the iOS based iPhone and iPad devices.
Narayen reportedly went on to add that the issues faced in the past with Flash compatibility are all down to Apple and the prevention of early access to hardware acceleration. Are tempers simmering down or will they go up again? To catch up on the next issue of Apple and Adobe’s love-hate relationship, stay tuned.