Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen said that, though there’s been talk of conflict between his company and Apple, the relationship between the two is “great,” according to
“My relationship with Steve Jobs continues to be extremely strong — we communicate on a regular basis,” he said. “Where we compete, we’ve agreed to compete. Where we partner, we partner aggressively.”
Chizen acknowledges that Apple has cut them out of some markets, most obviously in the area of videography with Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express being direct competitors with Adobe Premiere.
“At the end of the day, we both have a vested interest in doing what’s right for the creative professional customer,” Chizen said. “Our relationship with Apple is like a relationship in any marriage, good or bad. It’s an important relationship for both of us to maintain and make stronger, knowing that there are differences.”