The IPhone will NEVER get Flash

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    About Adobe: They are lazy, Jobs says. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don't do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it's because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
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    If this is true, his logic is extremely flawed. Most major sites that people use, like YouTube, use Flash. Flash is a platform, not a development. The creators use Flash to develop, not Adobe uses Flash to develop.
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    Flash *is* crappy* and Adobe *is* dumb for not making it better and HTML5 will likely eventually supplant it sometime in the future. But until that happens *everyone* still needs flash support.
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    HTML5 May be the future, but I have money saying it'll have Flash coinciding with it as best friends.
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    Well, the way I see it, if HTML5 gained ground, what will it do to Flash? I just hope that we get to use Flash before HTML5 becomes the norm.
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    Exactly, Flash is already the established norm. I don't see Adobe just giving up on their most popular platform by far (PDF as the second, PhotoShop as third I believe).
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    wow, Jobs sounds pissy. not that I really care if him and Adobe get into a pissing match. It will be all the better when Android gets it. "What, you can't look at that site? aww sucks to be you!"

    (Yes I have one to many friends who think their IPhone is above all other phones.)
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    After looking at stocks. Apple isn't doing as well
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    I don't care what the future is because I don't live in the future. Apple understands that flash would hurt their video and game sales, so they refuse to allow it on any of their products (other than their laptops and computers of course). To call their new product the best way to experience the web, yet leave out flash, is ridiculous. You know Apple doesn't really believe that.
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    I think Jobs is just pissed that everyone was so underwhelmed and have been criticizing the giant iPod Touch known as the iPad! Hey if he wouldn't have spent all that money on booze and new livers maybe R&D could have come up with something better.
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    Yeah the only people I know who were remotely impressed with the ipad were iPhone users.

    Someone else posted that they thought it came down to a money/profit issue, for apple, which is likely the case. Adobe started porting their software to windows a long time ago, leaving apple out to dry a bit on now you can use other computers for heavy graphic editing programs. Which is big $$ for both adobe & apple.
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    More going on about this HERE.

    I say, fine with me if he doesn't want to have it. I don't think Flash is going anywhere anytime soon, HTML5 or not. Even if it's banners or less, it's everywhere.
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    It fits with his "nothing should affect how my product works" attitude. He has the IStuff on lockdown the way he wants it so no one complains about the device not working right.

    As I said before - The IPhone is a DumbPhone and the Droid is a SmartPhone.
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    I'm no fan of flash. Its just plain slow.
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    Whether to use flash or html5 should be based on what people and websites CURRENTLY use daily. Look how long it took many sites to adopt flash content. I don't see an immediate shift to HTML5.