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Xack

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Adobe hasn't announced it officially, but there are several reasons why new Macs won't support it.

  • Safari 14 already cut support
  • Chrome and Firefox will not likely support it under Rosetta
  • Adobe is unlikely to release an AS version if they are going to discontinue Flash a month later.
With these in mind, Apple has achieved its goals of a Flash-less Mac, 10 years after "Thoughts on Flash".
 
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ADGrant

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Adobe hasn't announced it officially, but there are several reasons why new Macs won't support it.

  • Safari 14 already cut support
  • Chrome and Firefox will not likely support it under Rosetta
  • Adobe is unlikely to release an AS version if they are going to discontinue Flash a month later.
With these in mind, Apple has achieved its goals of a Flash-less Mac, 10 years after "Thoughts on Flash".
Awesome.
 

theluggage

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Adobe hasn't announced it officially, but there are several reasons why new Macs won't support it.

  • Safari 14 already cut support
  • Chrome and Firefox will not likely support it under Rosetta
  • Adobe is unlikely to release an AS version if they are going to discontinue Flash a month later.
With these in mind, Apple has achieved its goals of a Flash-less Mac, 10 years after "Thoughts on Flash".

Hardly a surprise - Flash support is disappearing across the board on all platforms, Chrome is dropping it after December.

Apple may have struck the fatal blow back when they launched the iPhone - but they were pretty much vindicated when Flash Player for Android appeared, sucked and was quickly dropped (big surprise: flash apps designed for desktop browsers didn't translate well to tiny touch screens). Since then it has been in a death spiral.
 

Hexley

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Adobe hasn't announced it officially, but there are several reasons why new Macs won't support it.

  • Safari 14 already cut support
  • Chrome and Firefox will not likely support it under Rosetta
  • Adobe is unlikely to release an AS version if they are going to discontinue Flash a month later.
With these in mind, Apple has achieved its goals of a Flash-less Mac, 10 years after "Thoughts on Flash".
Flash is not installed on default on Macs for a very long time.
 
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