Adobe Systems Inc. confirmed for MacCentral today that the company would not be an exhibitor at the upcoming Macworld Expo in New York.
In the past, Adobe has attended the biannual Expo with a very large booth, showing off their flagship Macintosh applications. It seems that difficult financial times have forced the company to make some tough decisions.
“For economic reasons, Adobe will not be exhibiting at Macworld New York this summer,” Cheryl Edwards, Public Relations Director for Adobe Systems Inc. told MacCentral.
Adobe will have a presence at the show sponsoring the breakfast for the Mac User Group Leaders and sponsoring the Mac User Group Newsletter Design Contest.
Many users have openly criticized Adobe for not supporting the launch of Mac OS X with Carbonized versions of their flagship products, such as Photoshop. Edwards said that Adobe supports Apple’s direction with OS X and that Adobe would support OS X natively in future releases.
“Adobe supports the direction Apple is taking with OS X, delivering a powerful desktop platform with enhanced stability and reliability for the Macintosh customer,” Edwards said. “Adobe remains committed to supporting OS X natively in future releases of our flagship products and we will communicate updates to customers, partners and press on the status of our products. Currently, Acrobat Reader 5.0 is offered in native mode on OS X.”
Adobe released a Carbonized version of Acrobat in mid-April.