7 million attempts to download flash from iPhone/iPod Touch users in December

7 million attempts to download flash from iPhone/iPod Touch users in December
Steve Jobs has had some rather negative things to say about Adobe. He recently called the company "lazy" and said that the reason the iPhone doesn't support Flash is because the software is too buggy. Someone should tell iPhone and iPod Touch users who tried  7 million times to download Flash from Adobe.com in December alone. That was up from 3 million attempts in June. Users most likely headed to Adobe's web site after trying to click on an image, and received a response that the Flash player was needed to see the content. Adobe says this is a sign that Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users want Flash on their device. According to Strategy Analytics, 53% of smartphones will support full Flash by 2012, which works out to about 250 million handsets. Because Flash support is still not widespread at this stage, the Apple devices have not yet been hurt by not supporting the software. But as more and more phones start to support it, Steve Jobs will have to decide whether or not his customers wishes are more important than a personal vendetta. And we're not sure that the adjective "lazy" would describe a company that counts 7 million of anything.

source: S.F.Chronicle via Engadget


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16 Comments

1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

this has to be addressed by Jobs and his crew @ Apple...

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Hopefully..... I hope Adobe, Android, Palm, and others keep bringing the heat because I think that's the only thing that will move them.

2. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

Good call Apple, I don't want my ipod touch to freeze or crash just because there is some banner of a mortgage ad on the page. Flash, go away, thanks.

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Really? If Android and the Pre can handle flash (we'll have to wait to see that though) then why can't Apple do so as well?

10. WD40

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Obviously you have no concept of how many web pages and web developers use flash. Maybe you should study up on that, then again ingnorance is bliss. Oh and by the way, my HTC Eris w/ Android supports flash and doesn't crash or freeze.

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I hope the apple fan-base starts to get mad at their leader, instead of waiting in line to lick the dirt off his shoes. It is a sad day when Palm and WinMo will get the flash support when their combined market share is something like 25% when apple holds that much on its own. Maybe Steve should pull his oversized head out of his own ass, and find a happy medium to get flash working. As even the head developers of HTML5 say it won't be ready until 2022 anyway, long after iPhones don't exist and some new product hits the market.

11. WD40

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

I totally agree, imagine calling one of the most dominant and creative software developers in the world "Lazy". I doubt he could fit his over sized head in an elephants ass, much less his own.

4. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lol..crashing anything cause flash it retarded and prolly cant be proved..assuming the mac device or iphone has its own set of "issues" which have NOT been resolved yet..God gimme Flash..Its not about vendetta's...more about EGO!!..enough is enough!

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I heard one Apple fanboy said they didn't want Flash, that Apple products are perfect in every way. (not word for word, but same message) He was obviously upset that Android is getting Flash and Apple said they had no plans to adopt Flash. I guess this article is proof that Apple doesn't do everything.

8. ohwhyfanboywhy

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

hahaha. The thought of how many idiots who have iPhones and iPods astounds me... About 7 million of them, huh? I doubt flash is a deal breaker for most phone users but it does look like Apple has to have some kind of reaction towards all this. Maybe at least flash lite. But we know that will never happen...

9. hcbarclay

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

HTC HERO has a built in flash player and it seems to work fine for me?

12. PoRTaLFieLD

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

Android is taking over. Blackberry is dunzo unless the think of somethin quickly...

14. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Not necisarily. Sure they don't do all the iPhone and Android stuff, but they still get e-mail better, which to many is still important. Try opening an attachment on android over 5 MB. Now try on a blackberry. If Apple and Google want to make blackberry obsolete, they need to put more work into thier e-mail capabilities.

13. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

lol steve jobs hates adobe, "lazy, and squandering great potential." i guess the majority of the morons with your devices dont see html5 as the future.

15. jcanchan

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

dont worry people. once steve jobs dies of cancer, his vendetta with adobe will go to the grave with him.

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Thats really cold....+1 anyway!

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