iPhone Users “Downloaded” Flash 7 Million Times in December

by Klaus on February 11, 2010

in iPhone

By now it’s no surprise to anybody that the iPhone doesn’t support flash and that the new iPad is not going to do so either. Steve Jobs even demonstrated it (by accident?) at the iPad presentation keynote when he browsed to a newspaper website (I can’t remember if it was WSJ or NYT) and flash wasn’t used to display an ad, instead there was just a blue box with the “?”-sign in it.

Despite Flash not being available for iPhone, 7 million iPhone users went to Adobe’s website in an attempt to download Flash during December 2009. Compared to June 2009 where 3 million users attempted the same thing.

There’s still no indication that Apple will allow Flash on the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

Needless to say, Adobe isn’t happy with Apple.

Source & more info: SFGate

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Tom | Build That List February 11, 2010 at 21:53

I think this is a foolish move on Apples behalf. If I was an iPhone user I would be quite upset because flash has become a staple on a lot of popular websites.
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Klaus @ TechPatio February 12, 2010 at 18:35

I don’t know mate. I can’t remember the last time I actually needed flash when browsing on the iPhone. As seen from Apple’s point of view, I understand why they don’t want it on the iPhone, mostly because of their huge success with the App Store which will not be as needed if many things could just run as flash. Also there might be issues with performance and battery usage, since flash isn’t exactly “lightweight”.

But from a user standpoint, it would be great to have the option.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Friday Flick Find: Classic Video – Angry Man Hits Computer =-.


Sarah Litten September 2, 2010 at 18:59

Completely agree.


[email protected] February 12, 2010 at 10:24

almost 3 yrs later and they just released it



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