Jobs tells WSJ that Flash is a dying technology

The Apple CEO has had some nasty things to say about Adobe and its Flash software lately, including calling it a dying technology to the WSJ...
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15. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

All of these people are fucking haters, every last one of them. He has his opinions about flash, most people know that apple products are reliable. He brought apple from shit to being a top innovating company!

19. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 2010

Jobs told the journal staff that if the iPad CPU had to spend time working on Flash, its battery life would drop from 10 hours to 1.5 hours. Thats not stated as an opinion. It is stated as fact. Oh and Apple/Jobs owes much of its success to.. (drumroll) Microsoft's undying need to not be broken up into multiple companies because it is considered a monopoly. That of course is the reason Microsoft kept Apple above water for so long until the iMac finally came out.

41. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Yea so congratulations to Apple for being successful after suckling off Microsofts teet

10. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

Just like MMS is antiquated technology, so the iPhone didn't need it huh? Optical drives may be on their way out too but that doesn't mean that computers shouldn't have them anymore. You are selling a device now, not in the future. Stop being such a pompous idiot.

25. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

wow +1000 to this

11. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Just get a program to convert the format i have one which sucks that i have to do that thought to run a flash, but it's not really worth it

12. rockstar323

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 15, 2009

he is starting to drink his own kool-aid and its making him crazy.its not that adobe wont make flash for iphone, or even the ipad for that matter, its that steve doesn't want it on the iphone or ipad because he cant have control over it.so he is trying to convince everyone to do whats best for his wallet and not for the people who buy his products. as soon as the mindless sheep, that masturbate to his picture every night and buy whatever he puts out because he is their god, wake up and realize that all he cares about is their money apple will fail epically.

23. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

everything he said about flash is true. especially the bugginess and security issues. im happy apple doesnt support it.

16. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

After reading and hearing both sides of the argument, this is what I think: Flash is needed to some [not to me], it makes a lot of internet content compatible w/ almost all browsers, and because of that, the majority of media on the web uses the technology, meaning mobile web enabled devices need it to really have a limitless web experience. BUT, it's coming to that time where even Flash needs to get replaced by a format that can work on virtually all web enabled devices-HTML5. In the world of technology, you need that one company/device to take the first step in moving the industry forward. Let's face it, the tech world is made up of sheeps; one device comes out w/ a mind blowing/ thought provoking feature, gets hyped up by the public, and the rest of the industry follows. Apple is that huge company that HTML5 needs in order for it to become mainstream. Now, don't get me wrong, I kinda wish the iPad had at least Flash, but this is Apple we're talking about, you know how they/he roll...

24. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

this if ipad had flash, they would just be supporting shittiness, which is something apple would rather not do. they don't like to do things half assed, which is why: iphone didnt have 3G, mms..., ipad doesnt have camera, flash... if they had these things it would make the devices buggy. Apple is what they are due to the speed and intuitiveness of their software.

42. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Let me get this straight...your saying that 3G service and picture messaging on the iphone (whatever model your referring too) would have made it half-assed? Are you high?

17. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

if steve jobs put flash on the iphone, the browser wouldnt be nearly as good as apple comes off to be. maybe if flash wasnt so laggy/buggy like he said, it would eventually end up on the iphone but because adobe is so lazy, flash will never be as good as it could be. HTML 5 ftw

18. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

ohh an this is veryyy old news. i heard this about a week or 2 ago.

28. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This guy is a bigger yambag than previously believed.

31. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

whats got into this guy ? like it or not, to my knowledge as a regular user, flash is the only thing that can make web pages, etc etc alive... i think there's truth that flash may drain the battery more, but rather than admitting it blatantly, he'd say its an old technology... unless of course apple has developed some kind of app replacing flash... btw, i use a macbook, doesnt safari run adobe flash as well ? i think apple's gotten a bit more cocky over time....

34. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

To all ppl who say that the iphone browser is still on top, have you seed the bit iphone vs Nexus one? The nexus one pwned the iphone on everything about browsing! the reason why the us android phones didn't support multi touch is because apple kind of forbid google to use it at least in the us. My milestone is the same as the droid in almost every way and supports multi touch out of the box. What do apple fanboys have to brag about now? the app store or how everyone copy's apple? haha like they invented the phone, multi touch or even pinch to zoom. the iphone didn't bring anything new next to the app store! ;) Happy i didn't get it because flash is BIG on the net and how does flash use 1000% more power then 3D games? GPU and CPU on full power but no flash uses the phones hidden powers or something. Got to love Jobs and his unbelievable story's

37. zZ INFINITY Zz

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

dont you think flash in the browser would be a treath for the appstore? All those free flash games online... maybe thats one of the reasons steve is against flash...

43. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

BOOM! You freakin nailed it

49. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

*laughing after reading comments 2 years back...:D*
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