Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen told Forbes in a statement: “Creative Suite 3 will be introduced in the second quarter of 2007. There will be a lot of integration between Macromedia products and [Adobe] products as part of those offerings. By the time we launch CS3, the value of the two companies will be clear.” Adobe acquired Macromedia last year.
But, the suite is currently tracking for a release towards the end of March, ahead of the 2007 Photoshop World conference scheduled for April 4-6 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
However, this is sad news for the Mac fans who would have to wait for at least a year to get hold of the Photoshop thats built to work on an Intel-powered Mac.
Apple is expected to move their entire range of Mac computers to the Intel platform within this year.
The key for Apple is to continue innovating, to continue receiving high marks in customer satisfaction, to continue as a platform for the creative individual / office, to continue to release cutting edge hardware, and to continue the slow but (I think) inevitable march toward greater market share. When Apple-generated apps like Keynote so vastly – and simply – trump the stuff produced by Redmond, people take note and often make the switch. The folks at Adobe know that the Mac market is big and will likely grow. As long as Apple continues to flourish, Adobe will be loathe to allow for much product differentiation.
Adobe Creative Suite (Premium or Standard edition) software is a highly efficient, unified design environment that combines the latest versions of Adobe’s professional design software with Version Cue , Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Stock Photos. It includes all-new Adobe Acrobat Professional software for the most up-to-date Adobe PDF file creation, collaboration, and automation tools. Creative Suite Premium also comes with Dreamweaver, the industry-leading web development tool.
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