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Will Apple iPad and iPhone 4G fail without flash?

When Apple recently unveiled the iPad there were a lot of people frustrated with the lack of Flash, this is because Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs is backing HTML5 instead of flash.

Another Apple device which does not support flash is Apple’s iPhone (all generations), many people are now questioning whether this is in Apple’s best interests, or perhaps just a personal grudge against Flash from Jobs.

Jobs believes that Adobe’s Flash is buggy and he feels that Flashmakers are lazy, however apparently 85% of top websites are said to use Flash.

Personally I feel that Apple should support Flash until HTML 5 really becomes a widely-used standard, I believe that Jobs’ decision is now more ‘out of principle’ then a decision which has Apple’s best interests in mind.

Do you think Apple should support Flash?

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Sri
Sri

Flash eats all your resources in a flash.. Hated it.

Aaron
Aaron

It’s too bad so many people think that Apple produces such awesome products. Back in the day they did, Steve W is a cool guy Steve J is not and unfortunately he runs Apple now. I personally now stay away from Apple products because of the attitude Jobs has. My WinMo phone has flash support, oh BTW it never crashes and runs flawlessly and has millions of apps(sure not all are finger friendly but I actually enjoy using the stylus from time to time).

Eduardo
Eduardo

The problem is Steve Jobs fears Flash developers would steal much of the market of their App Regime, or as he likes to call it, Store. Because then everyone would be able to develop Apps for the iPhone, and not go thru Apple to sell them. I can see why he doesn’t like the idea of Flash.

Aakash
Aakash

yes may b the next gen iphone will fail as there are other competitive devices which have a richer web browsing experience so iphone would not hold the monopoly for long

steve jobs should stop hating flash and he should ask adobe to develop it for iphone with some ristrictions

Ha Ha
Ha Ha

Stop buying apple products that don’t support flash. A bit of self restraint could go a long way.

Bill Birchall
Bill Birchall

As the owner of an iPhone 3GS I am very frustrated that on a number of occasions, I am unable to view videos because of the lack of Flash. I totally endorse the view that until something better comes along, Apple should use Flash. I know that Apple sets very high standards, but it does seem to me that if 85% of top websites use Flash then Apple is seriously missing a trick by not allowing maximum use from those websites. A final comment is that Flash is not produced by some fly by night outfit. Adobe is a very… Read more »

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