Future Of Flash in iPhone/iPad? “Old Technology”, Says Steve Jobs

Yada yada yada, the iPhone doesn’t support Flash. Everybody knows that by now. If you follow Apple, or just tech news in general, you will also know that their new soon-to-be-released iPad doesn’t support Flash either, as Steve Jobs (by accident, I guess) demonstrated during the iPad keynote presentation.

Personally I don’t care about Flash. I don’t like it and I don’t need it on my mobile device. However, I wouldn’t mind if iPhone/iPad did in fact support Flash, then the whiners would have one less thing to whine about 🙂 But also because there are actually some users who wouldn’t mind draining their battery to take advantage of Flash on their mobile device.

Anywho, Steve Jobs recently took a tour around some newspapers in New York to promote the iPad and he was asked about Flash. He thinks that Flash is buggy and crashes Macs, is a CPU hog and a source of security holes. He also said, “We don’t spend a lot of energy on old technology”.

There you have it – I wouldn’t hold my breath in the hopes of seeing Flash on the iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad anytime soon.

If it’s any consolation, the App Store now has more than 140,000 applications (and over 3 billion downloads), so you should be able to find an app for almost any need.

Otherwise, there’s always the Google Phone, Nexus One…

14 thoughts on “Future Of Flash in iPhone/iPad? “Old Technology”, Says Steve Jobs”

  1. Well, that is not too surprising, as there is certainly a conflict of interest between what Apple Offers and Flash. To be honest, I am not a big fan of flash myself, but with that said, it could add a new level to the iPhone…
    .-= SteveH´s last blog ..Lift Chairs: A Guide to What to Look For =-.

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    • I guess, some where, I kinda thought Apple would add Flash (maybe just a light version) sooner or later, but now, I don’t think so.

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  2. Agree with SteveH, not much of a suprise though I havent heard him be quite so harsh on flash before. Wether he like’s it or not, there’s no denying flash is wide spread and fairly common. It should at least be optional…
    I’m betting apple couldn’t care less though

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  3. Agree! Flash sucks..it always crash browser and windows too..I don’t like flash technology as it is old technology. 😀

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    • Exactly 🙂 Luckily I don’t see too many crashes myself, but I can see in Activity Monitor on my Mac that Flash does improve CPU usage quite a bit.

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  4. when steve introduce macbook air, he say this macbook doesn’t have dvd rom and he say that “who still use it”, you can download everything from internet with the supreme wifi technology of macbook..

    i love the way steve back up the disadvantage of his product.

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    • I had the MacBook Air for half a year or something – I don’t think I ever missed the DVD drive, to be honest.

      The DVD drive in my MacBook Pro is only used for ripping a music CD maybe once every other month – well, or to install Snow Leopard when it was released.

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  6. Steve has been wrong before. Anyone have an apple Cinema display from the G4 days. The adapter for that apple display plug to be used with any new apple is $100 and only available through Apple. I wonder if the iEmpire is trying to make an iFlash plugin for sale in the iRip you store for $100.

    All that being said iLove my iPhone 😉
    .-= Joe ´s last blog ..Three Big Reasons to Buy in San Diego NOW! =-.

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  9. Flash is a resource hog, and we specifically warn clients against using or incorporating flash in their websites, as it slow things down, and the ADD generation goes somewhere else if they have to wait for things to load up.

    They will have to streamline their product to both speed it up and to address security issues if they want to access the elite market inhabited by Apple’s devices. It really doesn’t seem like Apple needs Flash much, does it?

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  10. I think , he must come up with an alternative to run flash data . Those who want will use it , those who dont , wont

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