Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jan 2010 19:45 UTC
Apple In what everybody already saw coming for weeks (months) now, Apple has just unveiled its latest product, a tablet called the iPad. Basically a bigger version of the iPhone, Steve Jobs presented the iPad during a press event in San Francisco. The most interesting news? It's powered by... An Apple processor, called the A4. The most shocking news? The price.
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Lack of flash again @13mins into keynote
by ronaldst on Thu 28th Jan 2010 13:16 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

I laughed when Stevie showed the iPad browsing the New York Times and there was a hole in the web page. Then the iCeo quickly moved on realizing there was missing content (the video).

Apple needs to make up with Adobe and license Flash. There's video outside apple.com and youtube.

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kaelodest Member since:
2006-02-12

It could be that Adobe has an underperforming and bug laden version of flash that is fantastic (if you like having your fans spool up way fast) Flash video is a kluge and not a very effective one that gets slower each version. Adobe seem sto have come to the party late and convinced people that this closed system is better.
How is having flash an advantage? h264 seems faster than .flv and process viewer and some ballpark benchmarks bear this out. Are we in the days of ubiquitous broadband? so why flash, does it make my life or my users lives easier? And for the obvious 'because web page X requires it' dig into the page, most quality (and SFW) sites have a non flash stream available.
I suppose it is not Apple's Job to support flash but Adobe's job to support flash.

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