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今天的“华尔街日报”有一篇奇怪的消息灵感,由Ben Charny撰写关于iPhone缺乏Flash支持的Adobe故事:Adobe,Apple,Hit Flash Point”(Ha, get it?) It’s behind the Journal’s pay wall; the best way I know to read it for free is to follow这个链接来自Digg一些选择块:

Videos for the iPhone have to be specially formatted to a file type that Apple endorsesGoogle Inc.’s YouTube is the only video provider now doing this, and only a handful of videos are available.

所以YouTube是唯一的来源QuickTime或H.264video on the entire web? And it’s true that only a subset of YouTube videos are currently available in H.264, but most people would agree it’s more than “a handful”, and, more importantly, the subset is skewed towards popular videos.

Adobe的耐心似乎正在消瘦。

然后会发生什么?

The standoff could be resolved by the end of the month, when Apple is due to release iPhone software tools that may include a way to make the iPhone compatible with Flash PlayerThat would cheer investors; any Adobe-iPhone tie-up would erase a lingering concern and likely give a lift to Apple’s sharesBut the failure to end the stalemate raises the volume on the issue and puts even more strain on the companies’ relationship.

That’s how the story on the Journal web site reads this afternoon; earlier today, the story read (emphasis added):

any Adobe-iPhone tie-up would erase a lingering concern and likely give a lift to Apple’s陷入困境分享

It’s true that Apple’s shares are down to $121 from a high of $200, but (a) the entire stock market is down significantly this quarter, including Google; and (b)正如MacDailyNews指出的那样将苹果公司的股价描述为“陷入困境”,当它仍然比一年前增长45%时,它有点丰富期刊的编辑显然同意另一方面,Adobe的股票是比一年前的19%。

iPhone sales seem to be taking a slight hit as a result of the kerfuffle, though no formal study’s ever been madeThe lack of Flash Player is though an oft-cited reason why someone wouldn’t buy it, according to a number of different Apple online user forums.

在发布后的另一个变化中,本段的第一句不再出现在Journal杂志网站上的文章中第二句仍然存在,因此,显然,未命名的网站论坛帖子是华尔街日报新闻报道的有效来源。

[更新:几位DF读者证实了“陷入困境”这个词:在前一段和这一段的第一句话中出现在论文的文章的印刷版本中。]

粗略的采购掩盖了Charny整个故事中的巨大漏洞:由于iPhone是iPhone,因此Adobe面临着将Flash推向iPhone的压力。明确地the leading mobile device for web surfing, but Apple is under very little pressure to put Flash on the iPhone because there is no competing device that fits in this sentence: “There are many people who were going to buy an iPhone, but, because it doesn’t support Flash, bought a----相反。“有些移动设备支持Flash,但没有一款可以与iPhone竞争。

这些公司有着紧张关系的历史Several years ago, Adobe dropped support for Apple’s Macintosh computers and then introduced other software products that were only compatible with Microsoft Corp软件。

完全错了Adobe确实有一些仅限Windows的应用程序,但他们的旗舰应用程序--Photoshop,Illustrator,InDesign,Acrobat - 一直都可用于Mac。

这是问题的症结所在Charny本人将Flash描述为“用于观看互联网视频的Adobe制作的媒体播放器”通过这种方式,您可以看到为什么Apple可能有理由不支持iPhone上的Flash:他们有机会将QuickTime和H.264建立为网络上移动视频的事实标准。