Adobe talks up Creative Suite 5 use despite Flash fight

While the company has moved away from the use of its Flash product with Apple's iPhone, it will still continue to push sales of its graphic design software
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Adobe's Mark Garrett, chief financial officer at the company, said on Monday that Apple's move to cut off Flash development for the iPhone and iPad won't impact the company materially.

Much of Garrett's talk at the JMP Securities conference revolved around sales of Creative Suite 5 (CS5). However, there were a few questions about how Apple's criticisms of Flash will affect Adobe, which has bet on every mobile platform except for iPhone — Android and BlackBerry, primarily.

"The question is around the six million creative professionals and how they kind of weigh their decision to use our tools, given what is going on with Apple. The short answer... is that they are still going to use our tools even though they're creating content for Apple. We don't think there is going to be an impact to our creative suite tools as a result of this change from Apple," Garrett said.

For more on this story, see Adobe: Apple's anti-Flash moves won't impact Creative Suite; HTML 5 not ready yet on ZDNet.com.

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