Does the iPhone Need Flash?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Do you guys care if the iPhone will ever receive Flash video capabilities?

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    You asked two different questions. "need" and "care" are two different issues.



    It does not need Flash.

    It would be more useful if it had Flash.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by groverat View Post


    You asked two different questions. "need" and "care" are two different issues.



    It does not need Flash.

    It would be more useful if it had Flash.



    Yea I guess I did! Thanks!
  • Reply 3 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,405moderator
    I want it but don't need it. I don't care much about Flash-based sites as they are too processor intensive but I miss some embedded videos. Even if there was the option to only use Flash to decode video, it would be a significant improvement.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,427member
    You should be able to choose when flash happens if not

    It's not worth the intrusive garbage

    If only for video those advertisers will figure out a way

    To hijack bandwidth and processor power

    We the consumer must have full choice control

    If not SJ should block

    Alsthis helps adobe more than apple

    Adobe is probably begging apple so flash isn't

    Left at the curb. Gee like adobe did apple



    o isn't there a better codec than flash?
  • Reply 5 of 7
    thttht Posts: 5,544member
    If it has the same content that Flash provides, it doesn't need Flash. Veoh apparently has an iPhone webapp that serves up Veoh videos. If Hulu does the same. If websites start provide H.264 mp4 videos as well, Flash really isn't needed anymore.



    I was thinking that Flash is entrenched, never to be replaced. Now with app store and web apps providing many of the same content, and CSS animations become more capable, I have more hope that Flash will die.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Flash occasionally causes performance issues on a C2D iMac (at least within Safari)... so I can just imagine the problems those (admittedly few) sites would have on the lowly iPhone's CPU in the "same" browser.



    I'd agree with the previous posts... it would be NICE to have... if I were able to turn it off, but it certainly isn't NEEDED.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    ipeonipeon Posts: 1,122member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by groverat View Post


    You asked two different questions. "need" and "care" are two different issues.



    In this case they are the same.



    If you don't need it, you don't care about it.



    If you care about it, you are obviously saying that you need it.



    I don't need it and don't care about it. That's my one finger salute to those that can't code.
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