Discuss: Flash on iPhone

April 30, 2010 at 07:02:13
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about Steve Jobs' insistence that flash "sucks" for mobile phones. Discuss here if you think the iPhone should support flash pages, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
April 30, 2010 at 11:34:42
Long story short, Steve Jobs needs to be axed from Apple in order to save the company!

Moving to HTML5 is the right thing to do, Flash has more security holes than an old piece of Swiss cheese. BUT! The iPhone needs flash at the current time since 99% of the media rich sites out there use flash technology. Once flash's market share goes down to 10% or less, than it won't be such a problem.

Currently, flash is needed badly on the iPhone.

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#2
April 30, 2010 at 16:24:27
Stevie just doesn't want free Flash apps eating into his App Store. I too would be concerned if I had an Olympic-size money pool to maintain.

As for Flash being slow/crashing on Macs: it's his own damned fault. As little as a month ago, Adobe was unable to freely enable GPU acceleration for Flash under OS X.

I'd love to see Google destroy Apple in the next few years. The company's just gotta go. Jon Stewart's even calling Apple a bunch of Appholes now.

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#3
April 30, 2010 at 17:06:37
Yeah, this should appear on the box:

Warning: The purchase of this product will make you a slave to Apple
Copyright © 2010 Apple Inc. All rights reserved

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#4
May 3, 2010 at 08:07:47
Justin, you should have added a "Don't own an iPhone, never will ergo I don't care"

I'd have chosen that option

LOL


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#5
May 3, 2010 at 08:50:58
Guess who is Apple's new ally after Steven Jobs published his 1,700-word thought on Flash HERE - Microsoft!

The manager for M$ IE browser is quoted: as saying Flash does have some issues, particularly around reliability, security, and performance.

And HERE is Adobe Responds To Steve Jobs' Flash Attack.


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#6
May 3, 2010 at 15:57:00
Hmmmmmmm....things were a lot friendlier with Apple when Flash technology was a part of Macromedia...chummy, chummy...

Now that Flash is part of the big, bloatacious, documentation-focused behemonth, a.k.a Adobe, looks like the love affair is over.

Guess Steve likes his tech partners svelte, edgy and hip like Macromedia was before it was swallowed by the unequivocally matronly, overweight Adobe in mom jeans.


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#7
May 4, 2010 at 08:29:20
Hmmmmmmm....things were a lot friendlier with Apple when Flash technology was a part of Macromedia...chummy, chummy...

Back when it was Macromedia all you needed to have to play a flash game was a fast '030, or decent '040. Adobe has taken Flash to bloat city and beyond.

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#8
July 13, 2010 at 07:29:15
I thought this was comical so I'll add this....Chuck Norris's answer about i-phone....probably isn't relevant to the post, but funny and to the point anyways ;-)

Chuck Norris was once asked why he doesn't use an iPhone, he responded, "Same reason I don't use tampons."

as far as response 3- I would NEVER and will NEVER buy any Apple products for that simple reason.

They are just overpriced and I find that aftermarket spin-offs work just as well for a minimal price.

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