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01-31-2010, 01:55 PM #1
Gone in a "Flash." Adobe References Pulled From iPad Promos
First you see it. Now you don't.
Apple has effectively pulled the plug on promotional iPad content from the Apple website, which had previously alluded to Adobe Flash content.
The Adobe Flash fiasco comes after Steve Jobs "inadvertently navigated to a page with Flash content" during the iPad's big reveal and live demonstration last week. The entire situation, of course, drew ire from some, particularly Adrian Ludwig, Flash Marketing Manager for Adobe, who "expressed his dismay in a frustrated post - called "Apple's iPad -- a broken link?" - on the Flash Platform blog."
From Apple Insider:
On Friday, misleading content that implied the inclusion of Adobe Flash in the iPad's Safari Web browser was noted. In an image and a video on Apple's Web site, content from The New York Times Web site that could only be displayed in Flash was shown on the iPad.
While the changes made to rectify the situation were relatively minimal, they certainly drew a great deal of attention - both to the iPad and Adobe, which continue to teeter on the verge of a love affair just waiting to happen.
The image on the front page of Apple's site has been changed from the Flash photo slideshow to a story about the 1,300th anniversary of the city of Nara, Japan. Previously, it showed a picture from the story "The 31 Places to Go in 2010," with a Flash-only image of a beach in Montenegro.
01-31-2010, 01:58 PM #2
There's no hope for flash on the iPhone
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01-31-2010, 02:07 PM #3
For what??? without flash....
install sparately from cydia.......it's mean soon or later jailbreak for iPad.
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01-31-2010, 02:13 PM #4
seriously i dont need any flash
if i want to use a tablet i would use it for applications ,games and for reading the only thing that bothers me is the size of that thing and it doesn't support usb storage
buy something else for flash support
btw if this thing gets jailbroken i would buy it to get my free apps
01-31-2010, 02:24 PM #5
flash would have been viablekillall Terminal
01-31-2010, 02:42 PM #6
I'm so over the flash/no flash discussion, arguing, etc.
It's done...flash is not coming.
Maybe there is something else up Apple's sleeve.
My wife wants it...loves it...easy for her to use.
Buy it based upon your needs, don't buy it based on what it does not have. FIN...
01-31-2010, 02:50 PM #7
^im not for flash. just that it is viable.killall Terminal
01-31-2010, 02:53 PM #8
I'm really waiting to see what the j/b team will do with this...I'm moving on...
I guess I need to visit the Ipad forums for this information.
01-31-2010, 03:03 PM #9
yeah no worries, im bored of hearing the cries and moans too. im extremely interested in whats around the corner in development that will take over that though.killall Terminal
01-31-2010, 03:33 PM #10
No surprise here.
01-31-2010, 04:04 PM #11
I'm still having difficulty understanding why it's all too impossible to port a Safari plugin to MobileSafari especially since iPhone OS is based on the core of Mac OS X. =/
Especially since the Sony PSP even got a port of Flash Player unofficially for hackers until they manned up and put it into the Internet Browser by default
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01-31-2010, 04:37 PM #12
html5 ftw ^___^When the police want to know where someone is, they ask apple.
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01-31-2010, 04:50 PM #14
Just Maybe, Flash 'could' be supported, but it would ONLY be useful for websites such as NYT and the like, games on Facebook would be a real no no.
I am currently playing FarmVille on Facebook
Safari is now using 339 Mb ram
Flash plugin in is using 757 Mb ram
Flash plugin is also using 129% CPU
So allowing flash on the iPhone / iPad i ok as long as you don't go to sites like that??
What are you supposed to do every time you accidentally stumble across a ram / cpu killing flash site, re boot the phone / pad.
I suppose they could add in a core 2 duo 2.8, 4 or 8gb ram, but then it would cost 1600, weight 5 pounds, last 2 hours between charges...
Hang on, thats the description of a WIn7 touch pad like the one I have here!!!
01-31-2010, 05:28 PM #15
Other than watching, ahem, adult videos on your iPhone I see no use for flash. The only reason I'd want it is to play [adult swim] games but they aren't made for touch controls. So who cares? HTML5 is the future apparently.
01-31-2010, 05:56 PM #16
HTML5 sucks. Watch a Flash-based YouTube video. Then try HTML5. Look at the difference in quality.
Maybe it'll get better, but regardless, Flash is not only for videos.
01-31-2010, 07:16 PM #17
There's like, billions of sites with flash games which people do play. And no, there's not just adult sites, but sites like Metacafe, Hulu, Dailymotion, and all the news sites. There are apps for some of them, but not all of them. Though HTML5 is better, supposedly, I don't see any reason not to put Flash on. Then again, Apple doesn't have a record of giving a damn about the customer's needs (removable battery, Flash, Google Voice, restrictive App store, etc.). I'm gonna probably try for the Nexus One since Google seems much more nicer about the customers.
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