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[12:29 PM]
Rumor Says Adobe Is Punishing Apple For Releasing Final Cut
We have a reliable source who has given us good information in the past. In order to protect this person's identity we can not divulge the location, parties involved, or his name, but the story carries the ring of truth to us.

Our source suggests to us that Adobe may be punishing Apple for releasing Final Cut (a direct competitor to Adobe's own Premiere) by holding back features in the Mac version of some products such as Acrobat.

The Mac Observer Spin: We did some research on this before we ran it. We were not able to find anything positive to confirm this story, but some people who have been involved with the industry for years say that it is possible.

At least one of the features withheld in the Mac version of Acrobat was so because the MacOS did not support it. We are referring to Digital Signatures which Apple and the Mac world do not seem to care about so far.

It is certain however that the release of Final Cut by Apple is a serious threat to Adobe's Premiere. Many Premiere users have been less than thrilled with the progress of Premiere in recent years. Final Cut could make a serious dent in the digital editing world and it is not likely that Adobe is thrilled with this.

With all this it is very possible that Adobe could have made the decision to let Apple know how displeased they are.

If you know anything on this issue, positive or contrary, please send us mail at observers@macobserver.com

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