Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 16:06 UTC
Apple Yesterday's back-pedaling from Apple has been very well received in the industry. Two companies who were bitten pretty hard by Apple's policies - Google (through AdMob) and Adobe - have both responded to yesterday's changes, and as you can expect, they're both pretty happy.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

When Adobe releases a version that runs on phones and iOS devices that doesn't run like crap.

The ball is very much in Adobe's court.


Bookmarked. I'll hold you to this. I'm assuming that once that version of Flash does arrive (and it will, look how good Flash 10.1 performs on Windows), I'm assuming you'll be among the first to advocate Flash on the iPhone, considering your words above?

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"When Adobe releases a version that runs on phones and iOS devices that doesn't run like crap.

The ball is very much in Adobe's court.


Bookmarked. I'll hold you to this. I'm assuming that once that version of Flash does arrive (and it will, look how good Flash 10.1 performs on Windows), I'm assuming you'll be among the first to advocate Flash on the iPhone, considering your words above?
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The question is this - why would Apple block Flash if not to protect the end user from crappy software?

If that's not Apple's reason fro blocking Flash then what is their real reason?

What's in it for Apple?

I hope that the Flash ban on the iOS kills Flash - its crap on the desktop as well. What do we miss without flash - lots of ads that kill my browser?

I run Safari with Click to Flash and I can tell you a rarely click

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If that's not Apple's reason fro blocking Flash then what is their real reason?


It's been said a million times, and it doesn't take a college educated nerd to find that out: Flash is competition with the App Store. Plain and simple. Right now, games have to be made native. With Flash, people can make awesome applications and circumvent Apple's control. This is pretty basic stuff.

You did not answer my question, though.

I hope that the Flash ban on the iOS kills Flash - its crap on the desktop as well. What do we miss without flash - lots of ads that kill my browser?


Use a real operating system, like Windows. Flash on the neglected Mac OS X is a piece of crap because, well, Mac OS X is not as advanced as Windows in the areas where it matters for Flash (i.e., stuff like the graphics stack). Flash 10.1 on Windows - while still inherently incompatible with the open web, like H264 - is tolerable. Playing 480p YouTube video, I'm getting ~10% CPU; 720p jumps to ~14%.

I still use FlashBlock, though, because I only want Flash when I explicitly grant permission.

Edited 2010-09-11 14:26 UTC

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Oh, of course. It runs fine on Windows after how many releases--and we all know that phones run Windows, don't we?--so that just proves so very much about Flash's performance on phones. News flash: The Linux version still sucks. The OS X version still sucks. The Android version is a battery guzzler. So far, I don't see Adobe doing much to fix the situation on non-Windows platforms. One would have thought their first Android version would have been a bit more impressive if they wanted to make a splash in the mobile device arena.

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