Getting nervous, Steve?
Steve Jobs held a Town Hall meeting last week, and gave employees in attendance the chance to ask the big man on campus any questions they may have. Of course, the iPad was discussed and Jobs touched on the device's lack of Flash support. Jobs branded Adobe 'lazy,' claiming the company had a lot of potential to do interesting things but, "they just refuse to do it."
Jobs was quoted as saying the reason Apple does not support Flash is "because it is so buggy." "Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it's because of Flash. No one will be using Flash," Steve says, adding that, "The world is moving to HTML5."
As for Google's recent foray into the phone market and the fact that the company is now competing with Apple? Steve isn't scared. "We did not enter the search business," Jobs said. "They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them," he says. According to a Wired source in attendance, someone else then asked a question, changing the subject completely but "there was no getting Jobs off this rant." He went on to say, "I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don’t be evil mantra: It’s bullshit."
Another source has since disputed reports that Jobs called the Google mantra 'bullshit,' claiming Steve actually called it, "a load of crap."
Either way, it's pretty clear that Steve Jobs has no intention of letting Google take down the iPhone. Do you think Steve Jobs has something to be worried about? Let us know in the comments below.