Why I don’t need flash in iPad ?

Once Apple announced about the new product iPad everyone is so angry for not supporting flash in the device. Apple is not completely avoiding flash. It is not supporting Flash in mobile devices like iPhone and iPad. I am truly in support with Apple on this as Flash is resource hungry. Supporting this technology will really give the end user a very bad experience. I have used flash on Netbook and trust me it is really a resource hog. It will make your Netbook totally not usable. I was not able to do get any good experience with all the site which Adrian Ludwig mentioned on his blog post “Apple’s iPad — a broken link?“.

Today morning I read this article on Shufflegazine “Is Apple turning evil?” and trust me I got angry. Why is the everyone complaining Apple for not supporting flash and they call it evil ? Give me a break. I am sure Tom Gara from The National was not sure what he was talking about.

Today I did a test on Macbook Pro to check how much resource a flash application can take. You will be surprised to see it takes more processing power than windows running in a virtual machine.

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. – iClarified

I guess Apple is so true with their statement. Lazy Adobe fix your flash than complaining 🙂

By Imthiaz

Programmer, SAAS, CMS & CRM framework designer, Love Linux & Apple products, Currently addicted to mobile development & working @bluebeetle


  1. Although flash support would be nice, but its nothing I can’t live without. I had bought an Acer Aspire One for my wife, its lying at home unused because all of the facebook flash games are very slow on it.

  2. You Apple followers do/say/interprete everything to defend Apple even if it is total crap, eh?

    Nevermind – enjoy your iPad. 😉

    1. what’s total crap is flash. it is resource hungry, inefficient and a viral carrier. the technology is dead; why do you think adobe is giving it away?

  3. I’m not Tom obviously but he has other arguments too why Apple is turning evil, not just their continued refusal to support Flash in iPhone OS. So it’s not just Flash on it’s own, it’s a combination of issues.

    I don’t entirely agree with Tom but I do agree with him that Apple should have made it optional to run Flash in iPhone OS. Why couldn’t there be a preference in Mobile Safari, for example? Then the user can chose whether to run it or not. Or even better, why not have site-specific settings like OmniWeb, so you can allow Flash for only certain sites/domains?

    Personally I look forward to the iPad and I can get along fine without Flash support.

    And “xaitax”, we can turn your argument right around and say that “you non-Apple followers do/say/interpret everything to complain about Apple even if it is not total crap.”

  4. The iPad has a high-quality and it is useful but too expensive. Similar products are cheaper and have more or less the same functionality. But the iPad is a product of apple which is a little bit better and so I think it’s for every fan a must have product.

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