any hope of getting flash?

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    anybody think that the iphone is getting flash support any time soon?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    not any time soon, no. but hey, you never know.
     
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    off topic but I LOVE SLURPEES wish we had em here in TX
     
  4. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Is it even possible with only a software update? The way Flash treats OS X (and, as we all know, the iPhone runs OS X), we'll have iPhone overheating, terrible frame rates, poor support by Adobe, and so on and so forth.

    Unless Flash becomes actually reasonable on OS X, I see no reason it should be on the iPhone. Apple's got enough problems with the iPhone. And the way a FLash video heats up my Macbook, Apple would have a big problem on its hands.
     
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    No, thank god.
     
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    you poor soul, Taxus err Texas don't have 7-11s?
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    Why?
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    If anything I wish their was a 3rd-party app that you could download from the app store, maybe a big red F in a box like Adobe's Flash Pro. And you can open it and type in URLs and it would play flash content. That way the main Safari app could browse flash-less and needs no interference from Apple. Heck, if Apple lets people share code (GPL requirement) then we don't even need Adobe - just get Gnash on there.
     
  11. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    that's a pretty damn good idea!
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What do you think of Gnash? I thought about putting it on my Eee in Ubuntu, and everyone in the Linux world I asked said it wasn't a good idea and to stick with the real Flash 10....

    The separate flash player idea isn't bad... although cut and paste or some mechanism to launch a flash applet that is not being played in Safari into the Flash player would be important. Honestly, I haven't missed Flash all that much on my iPhone, though.
     
  13. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Flash ads would be horribly distracting and probably eat battery life.

    Maybe if you could opt to do it for some video wrappers. Coders can use the challenge anyways.
     
  14. aristotle macrumors 68000

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    Have you every browsed the web with those annoying flash ads? Ever notice your fan speed go up with a page with multiple ads on a page? Now imagine the effect it would have on battery life of a iPhone.
    :rolleyes:
     
  15. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    The pros of having flash would outweigh the cons by a mile. being able to watch video content from bbc,cnn amd thousand of other websites instead of only youtube would be awesome.
     
  16. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Adobe states that they *want* to bring flash to the iphone. I do think its coming -- but soon? I don't think so. So many people are having trouble with the current features on their iphones that I think those problems will be addressed first.
     
  17. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    By a MILE? Not so fast there ....

    For me (and maybe the majority of users), unless there's a adblock app available, I don't want flash on my iPhone.

    CNN Videos? Sorry man ... can't say I've ever needed that "on-the-go".

    While I welcome as many streaming video options as possible, I won't take blinking ridiculous ads on my web pages to get 'em.
     
  18. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    Just from this board alone, most people want it. Plus it would make the iphone interent experience closer to the full internet experience. If I have to put up with ads to get more content (thousands more) then I will.
     
  19. chox99 macrumors regular

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    I think it would be great if safari comes with flash blocker (just like Firefox add-on) that way users can pick and choose which flash to activate. Voila~ problem solved.:D
     
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    +1
     
  21. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Which is precisely what I wrote in my post. ;)
     
  22. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Personally, I have zero need for Flash enabled webpages in Safari, but a Flash video plugin for Safari would be ideal. It should work in exactly the same way as YouTube links work - They should simply launch the player, and away you go.
     
  23. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    I'd love it just to load up slacker.com until they get an app to the appstore (if ever). Other than that, I haven't found a real need for it. I wouldn't mind it, but I'm not sorely missing it. I certainly don't want to waste battery on stupid ads anyway.
     
  24. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    you can watch videos from BBC, just got to the bbc iPlayer and that should work fine...
     

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