Steve Jobs talks Google and Adobe during internal Apple meeting

After big product announcements, Steve Jobs often holds informal meetings where company employees can ask any number of questions about where Apple stands and where its going. One such meeting was held after Jobs first introduced the iPhone in 2007, and another was reportedly held this past week after the Apple tablet (ahem, iPad) instantly transformed from a myth into a reality.

After big product announcements, Steve Jobs often holds informal meetings where company employees can ask any number of questions about where Apple stands and where its going. One such meeting was held after Jobs first introduced the iPhone in 2007, and another was reportedly held this past week after the Apple tablet (ahem, iPad) instantly transformed from a myth into a reality.

Steve Jobs has never been one to keep his opinions to himself, and this meeting was reportedly quite entertaining. Wired reports that Jobs took on issues related to Google and Adobe head on.

On Google, Jobs reportedly stated:

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.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball, though, received information from someone else who was in attendance at the meeting and noted that the above was paraphrased. Moreover, Gruber's source noted that Jobs' anger towards Google wasn't directed at the entire company, but rather at Google'sAndroid team.

Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out Jobs' anger at Google entering the phone business - as if that had been one of Apple's core competencies for years.

Moving along, Jobs also took a jab at Adobe, though some reports that Jobs waxed nostalgic about the Adobe of old as well.

They are lazy. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML 5.

And of course, it wouldn't be a meeting with Steve Jobs if there wasn't a racy soundbite to go along with it. Regarding Google, Wired's initial report had Jobs noting that Google's "Don't be Evil" slogan was utter BS. Subsequent clarifications though have Jobs saying, "Don't be evil is a load of crap."

Either way, it sounds like it was one helluva meeting.

Lastly, MacRumors also received some purported information from Apple's townhall meeting, with the most noteworthy news items being that the next iPhone will be an "A+ upgrade" and that we can expect "aggressive" iPhone updates going forward that will leave Android struggling to keep up.

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