I have the cs5.5 creative suite retail version. As I have an iPad, i want to know what is the entitlement to creative cloud mobile apps, if any? I've also posted in the creative cloud forum as I wasn't sure which was the most relevant. Thanks.
I don't believe CS5.5 (or even CS6) gives you any special entitlement as far as any of the Creative Cloud products go.
The mobile apps are free, anyone can download and use them. The caveat is that unless you actually use the CC version, you can't do anything with what you make in the apps. You can make cool, fun stuff, layouts in comp then send to ID, paint and draw and send to PS and AI, make brushes, vectors, etc. But all of those creations are intended to be sent to the desktop apps which can only be done with a CC subscription.