New MacBook Air 2010: No Flash Plug-in As Standard

By Posted 22 Oct 2010, 17:21

Apple has recently addressed the fact that there is no Flash plug-in installed on the new MacBook Air models as standard, instead Apple suggest you head over to Adobe.com and install the latest version.

In terms of security this is good as it forces the end-user to install the latest and most secure version of Adobe Flash, however I can’t help but feel that this is another way for Apple to take a dig at Adobe (we all know that there is no Flash support for the iPhone, iPod and iPad).

Apple has also stated that all future Macs will not come with the plug-in as standard, interestingly when Safari reports that there is a missing plug-in the link does not take you to Adobe’s website.

Obviously it is up to Apple what software they bundle with their products, however I very much doubt this is all because of Adobe Flash security worries.

Do you think Apple snubbing Adobe Flash is justified? Or are they just becoming petty?

Source: Engadget