Jobs Speaks at Internal Town Hall Event
Following last weeks iPad announcement, Steve Jobs held an internal Apple town hall meeting with employees later in the week to field questions on a number of subjects.
Two of the big topics during the meet were Google and Adobe. On Google Jobs said that Apple did not enter the search business but Google did enter the phone business and they want to kill the iPhone. Jobs said, “This Don’t be evil [Google mantra] is a load of crap”.
On Adobe and in particular Apple’s lack of inclusion of flash in the iPhone and iPad, “Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not its because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.”
Jobs also spoke about how Apple will deliver aggressive software updates to the iPhone and that the next iPhone hardware revision would be “A+”.
Although not yet even on sale the Apple CEO said that the iPad was one of the most important products he has been involved with, alongside the iPhone and Mac. Adding that new Macs released in 2010 will bring Apple “to the next level.” But still downplayed any implementation of Blu-ray, until “sales really start to take off”.
Finally Jobs spoke of Apple’s Lala acquisition in which he says that those employees have been brought into the iTunes team.