iPad 2 with support for Adobe Flash, is it possible?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flexengineer, Jan 31, 2011.

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Should iPad 2 support Adobe Flash?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. flexengineer macrumors 6502

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    Do you think iPad 2 could introduce support for Adobe Flash?
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I feel like iOS will gain capabilities slowly and carefully. Probably at some point (a few years) there will be a way to use (approved) browser plugins in general. I doubt Apple will ever have an event where they say "And it has Flash player!"

    If they do browser plugins they'll probably allow them in general, not just Flash specifically.
     
  3. Steven Jobson macrumors regular

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    Flash would bring iPad's 10 hour battery life down to 1.5 hours.
     
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  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Not if you left it set to "on demand" like you can with Android. Then it doesn't use any more battery than if the Flash plugin weren't present.

    Hey, what do you know. The thread isn't closed.
     
  6. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    iPad has a better chance of supporting Active X than it does Flash.

    Why would we want it to? Quit trying to visit Flash sites, when traffic dies off to their website, they will change it or die off.
     
  7. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Now Now, you are suggesting giving users a choice and you know that just won't do.

    Have you learned nothing, we are all suppose to think the same now. :D
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Should it, yes.
    Will it, no.

    Not when Jobs is having a hissy fit with adobe.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    To be fair, Adobe started it.
     
  10. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    When I run flash plug-in on my macbook air, its battery life falling from 6 hours (not with 100% charge) to 1 hour. So, I think flash makes battery of ipad 2-3 hours.
     
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Install Click 2 Flash. That way you can use Flash only when you want to and it won't kill your battery like that.
     
  12. bri1212 macrumors 6502

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    dont respond to this thread

    Don't respond to this thread and it will close on it's own. This guy is just trying to get his blog more advertising. He has kept similar titled threads open arguing with everyone, about something no body on these forums seem to care about. The truth is Flash is a boring subject and Steve already said no.
    So why argue about it more? I am very happy with my ipad, without flash, and I do not care if it is in ipad2. Nevertheless, I highly doubt it will be, since adobe has done absolutely nothing to make it stable in a mac os, or an osI environment.

    To the OP: If you want Flash on the OSI, why don't you whine to Adobe?
     
  13. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    6 hours to 1!!!!!!

    I have the 11in air and mine dosen't do anything like that! maybe there is a problem with yours!
     
  14. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    I have flash frozen installed, works fine for me.


    Have you tried to open 1080p content on youtube or any other tube which uses flash? I advise you, give it a try. It "burns" battery like call of duty :) (maybe you have new flash beta installed, some people say it uses quite less CPU)
     
  15. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I'm glad you used that as an example. I have run both 1080p videos in flash and the new html5 format of the exact same movie trailer on you tube and the flash based one used far far less CPU power. My results were posted here a few months ago.
     
  16. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    Really? Do you use 10.2 beta or 10.1? Because my results are different with 10.1
     
  17. Piggie macrumors 604

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    To be hones, I've no idea :)

    It would of been whatever the official release was, oh, perhaps around October/November last year.

    My post with results should be around somewhere.

    There was a Flash update a few days ago so I might do another test
     
  18. Gryzor macrumors 6502

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    Rubbish. If you watch flash all the time, it will have an impact, but it's "on demand"...

    I think the next iPad should support flash, if only to become a proper web-enabled device, because without it, it's crippled. Don't get me wrong, I love the iPad, but to not support a major piece of tech like that, regardless of how horrible flash really is, is pathetic, and they only get away with it because they are Apple.
     
  19. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    FTFY

    in seriousness, I do not have Flash on any of my macs or my iPad and I do not miss it. "Flash"y websites are so 2000. All I really want is to be able to access information and whatnot as quickly as possible, and Flash gets in the way of that. I can see how people who like to play flash games, etc, might miss it, but really... grow up!! :D
     
  20. Gryzor macrumors 6502

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    Grow up eh? Only children quote posts and go changing them just because they are a blind Apple fanboy. I use the internet, lots of the internet makes use of flash. I hate flash, but to not support it is about as ridiculous as your post.
     
  21. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    That may be true, but since I am neither a child nor a "blind Apple fanboy" you are clearly not referring to me. p.s. that part was a joke, hence the smiley face.

    A lot of people give Apple stick for their closed technology but then condemn them for refusing to support someone else's closed standard. There are now viable (open) alternatives to using Flash so it is up to the websites to update themselves. I do not know what websites you frequent, but as I said not having Flash has not hindered my web use at all.
     
  22. eye macrumors 6502a

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    I haven been to a site that uses flash since like 2005. Besides porn sites, but it's too hard to hold the iPad up with one hand so that doesn't matter.
     
  23. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    I was hiring about two weeks ago. I received a few hundred emails with links to websites and portfolios, and the ones that were in Flash with no HTML version, I just deleted the email. I'm not going to move to my desktop especially for you. Thankfully, that only happened with 1/30 sites.

    Flash is outdated and it's gradually disappearing. It may still hang around on the internet in some capacity, just as floppy disks did for a while, but I don't know anyone who would create a new website today and go hire a Flash designer. Anyone who today is learning Flash, or is aspiring for a job as a Flash developer, is sabotaging their future. There's no way it will still be around in five years.
     
  24. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    I installed 10.2 beta a few minutes ago. It is obviously better than 10.1. It seems 10.2 uses almost 50% lesser hardware than 10.1. But I still don't think Apple should let flash on ipad.
     
  25. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Ipad 1 already supports flash through Skyfire (or whatever) browser.

    Or you mean native?
     

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