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Is Flash on the iPad?

MacRumors has done a little bit of detective work regarding all the hoopla around the lack of Flash on the amazing iPad. Myself, I don’t care about Flash because if my close, personal friend Steve Jobs tells me that the full experience of using the internet involves cutting out a slew of technologies that would hurt at his profits, well, crap, that’s what the best way to view the internet is.

Anyway, here are two screenshots of the iPad; the first is from the amazing keynote, where Steve was browsing the New York Times website, and the other is from the iPad promotional video, showing that same page. In the live demo there was clearly a broken plugin icon, but in the demo video, flash is shown.

So what’s the deal? I don’t know and I don’t care. Steve can change his mind if he wants and enable Flash support in the thing at any time. It’s his choice, and I don’t think any decisions he makes should be questioned. And if one of those decisions is to knowingly edit a promotional video for a product to make it look like it does something it doesn’t, well, that’s perfectly fine.

I mean, crapballs, it’s only false advertising if someone else does it.

Shut up.

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  1. Caffe
    January 29, 2010 at 11:38 am

    ” Steve can change his mind if he want and enable Flash support in the thing at any time. It’s his choice, and I don’t think any decisions he makes sound be questioned. “

    • January 29, 2010 at 11:49 am


      Crapdamn, you are a harsh mistress.

  2. Caffe
    January 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

    “It’s his choice, and I don’t think any decisions he makes sound be questioned.”

  3. January 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Hey Mosspuppet, I’m your biggest fan.
    May the Kindle die in the face of the iPad!

  4. January 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Flash is halfway irrelevant to start with and HTML5 should over time seal its fate. However, the lack of Flash support or possible inclusion of Flash at Steve’s whim raises the important issue about iAnything. Steve decides what you get and what you don’t and you don’t get any say in the matter. If Steve doesn’t like Flash then you don’t get Flash. Don’t like Safari. Tough. It’s a closed system. You get what Apple wants you to have and nothing more. Arguably, this allows them to improve the experience but at what cost? I mean, God forbid Apple should ever find a way to put a choke hold on the news media industry in the same way it has the music industry. Apple is not your friend.

  5. ToyNeedle
    January 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    If Walt says so then it must be.

  6. January 30, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Adobe has been put on notice. All that money spent on buying and developing Macromedia products while sticking their name over the label will be in vain. Flash will be a has been technology for kindergatners like Extended Basic. Watch Apple and Google separately nail the coffin in Adobe PDF next. Adobe stock is gonna’ bagel inside of seven years.

    • January 30, 2010 at 7:50 am

      Adobe PDF? Do you mean Acrobat? Because Apple already has a PDF viewer, and that’s one of few things that’s going to work in iPad.

  7. Jan
    January 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Well… I don’t really think Flash makes that much of a difference. If Apple chooses not to use Flash, I’m sure there is a good reason for it. Flash has never been a big problem for me on my iPhone.

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