Flash for the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mookamoo, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Mookamoo macrumors member

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    Does the iPhone support Flash now, or is it still coming?
     
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    It will be here in a flash (or at least as long as it takes a flash from Alpha Centauri to reach Earth).
     
  3. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    simple answer is no it doesnt.. i dunno when its coming, if at all. I wouldnt get your hopes up myself, flash is a bit of a slug even on Mac OSX, so i dunno how it would work with iPhone OS

    PTP
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, it does not. Flash is an idiotic proposition. We don't NEED Flash with HTML5, so let's have the iPhone support that, shall we?
     
  5. lee.anderson macrumors regular

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    It may be a possibility in the future, but right now the iPhone doesn't support it.

    I do actually agree that flash wouldn't work very well on the iPhone, all the ads etc... would probably be a huge battery hog and slow down the phone. It would be nice to have flash as an option to turn on and off though.
     
  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I'd guess that the majority of those who want Flash on the iPhone, want it mainly for video playback. Judging by how choppy it is on the HTC Hero, we've got a long wait until Apple commits to it(if ever).

    I'm sure Apple would want Flash video playback to be a fluid experience, rather than a half-assed & rushed affair, just so that they can say: "Look. We've got Flash on our device!")
    It's a bit like video recording. Sure the camera on the 3G can record via Cycorder, but that's below the quality that Apple would like to roll out.
     
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  8. arubinst macrumors 6502

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  9. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if 2008's version was copy and paste.
     
  10. matttye macrumors 601

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    How about having the iPhone support both, so that users have a choice.
     

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