Originally Posted by DaHarder
It's difficult for me not to see this as a simple case of Apple utilizing inferior hardware/software engineering.
Riiight. Apple and Microsoft, and Google, and Symbian, and Palm.... all of them use inferior hardware engineering, it is IMPOSSIBLE that flash is simply crappy.
Why would simply using Adobe Flash so dramatically decrease battery life when Flash runs perfectly fine on essentially every Windows computer (including newer Pinetrail netbooks) without out radically impacting battery autonomy ?
1)It does not run perfectly fine on Windows. I can vouch for that as even when in my windows 7 partition my macbook gets its battery life cut by 33%
2)HINT HINT: Flash for Mac =/= Flash for Windows.
It sure would be nice if Apple would just allow Adobe access to the appropriate APIs so that they can end all of this silliness.
It would be nicer if the whole industry abandoned this moribund platform.
It would also be nice to post opinions here on AppleInsider without stumbling upon Apple bashers' nonsense.
The very worst that can happen is a reasonable drop in battery life, but ultimately the end-user will be afforded a better overall web/computing experience.
Err? Like someone here once said, most flash interaction depends on mouse-overs, which are impossible on touch-screened devices, so if web designers have to rewrite their stuff, why not do it on a newer, open and more resource-friendly standard?
"The very worst that can happen is a reasonable drop in battery life"
When the average consumer gets only 6:30 hours of battery life instead of 10, guess who they'll blame?