updated 01:40 pm EST, Fri January 28, 2011
Flash Professional 5.5 in beta, sources say
The upcoming iPad-capable version of Packager for iPhone will be part of an update bundle for Creative Suite 5, says AppleInsider. The collection is said to be named "Creative Suite 5.5 Digital Publishing," and include Flash Professional CS 5.5, reportedly in beta testing. Likewise tagging along should be Flash Catalyst CS 5.5, an "interaction design tool" with features like live app design and the ability to deploy for the web, desktops or mobile devices.
The Digital Publishing package is also expected to support the ePub 3.0 e-book standard by means of InDesign 5.5. Other programs -- such as Dreamweaver -- should similarly receive updates, though specific changes have not been mentioned. Given the rest of the update, these should concentrate almost exclusively on creating or exporting digital books and magazines.
Packager for iPhone converts Flash content into an app format supported by iOS handhelds. Adobe's development of Flash-to-iOS software was temporarily interrupted when Apple banned third-party development tools. The policy was ultimately reversed shortly after it was revealed that the FTC was investigating a complaint filed by Adobe.