“Some things are good in a product, some things are bad. If the market tells us we’re making bad choices, we’ll make changes. We’re just trying to make great products.”
“We just made a technical decision. [We] told Adobe [that] if you ever have this thing running fast, come back and tell us. We shipped iPhone without Flash, too. [It] wasn’t until iPad that Adobe raised a stink.”
“Flash looks like it had its day but it’s waning, and HTML5 looks like it’s coming up.”
He also compared Apple’s position on Flash with their decision to remove 3.5″ floppy drives and getting rid of the optical drive on MacBook Air.
With these statements, it would seem that Apple is trying to open a small door just in case they have to let Flash in at some point. I do hope that Steve Jobs is right and Flash had its day and HTML5 is coming up. But on the other hand, if Adobe does improve Flash enough for Apple to put it on iPhone and iPad, then fine by me. I don’t have a beef against Flash per se, but as it is now, it’s just not good enough in terms of resources, I think.
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