According to Steve Jobs, Apple is ready to take a bite of Silicon Valley. Why does everyone think so? Currently Apple budget is for about $25 billion. Everyone wants to find the best way to invest their money. This wish is influenced by the economic crisis of 2008. So Apple isn’t an exception.
“This downturn may also present some extraordinary opportunities for companies that have the cash to take advantage of it,” Jobs said.
In the past, the vast majority of Apple acquisitions have been software-related so we could expect it would happen again.
What will be the next Steve’s creation?
The victim is Adobe. I know that everyone is talking about some iPhone development companies but I trust experts. Earlier this year it was announced that Adobe begins work on Flash player for iPhone. This information was announced at Adobe Town Hall press-conference.
You may know that iPhone is the last smartphone that can’t play Flash content. Seems this problem will be solved in the nearest future because Apple is the third-largest mobile supplier in the word.
Though, there are some questions: What is the Apple’s next move? Will Steve Jobs buy a ready-made solution for his “baby” or the entire company?
So what we have now is: Apple+MacOS is one of the best platforms for developers (SUPERfast! 8-)), the best video editing software – Final Cut PRO, Unity 3D (only on Mac).
What should we expect in the nearest future?
Would Mac be the only choice for a developer?