iPad 3 as an internet brower?

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  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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  2. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    You won't even notice it.

    www.peppapig.com doesn't work though. bummer :D
     
  3. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    The web has become decreasingly flash dependent. A few years ago this was very noticeable on iPhones. Now I don't come across very many sites that don't work. I think (and this is just speculation) that the industry is really moving away from flash when HTML 5 or whatever it's called is usable anywhere.

    With the iPad being so hot right now, websites don't want to miss out on that clientele.

    So, while you'll still come across a few, it's really much less noticeable these days. If you have an occasional site you'll have to get off your lazy butt and walk over to your desktop.
     
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    One of the best Internet browsing devices out there. It's like holding the web in your hand.
     
  5. MacAttacka macrumors 6502

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    Oh come on, there is so much more to the web than flash!:)

    The retina screen is something to behold. How about factoring in that too?

    Forget flash, which particular sites do you have in mind that you're not able to view. I have found a work around for all flash sites I need to see, Youtube is the obvious one but certain other sites have apps, and tricks that do the job.
     
  6. Krad3130 macrumors regular

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    The best

    I feel like my iPad is the BEST device I own for surfing the web. I agree that it is very much like holding the web in your hands. Perfect size in my opinion.
     
  7. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Hardly anything uses flash anymore. 90% of embedded video play right in the browser just like on the web. It's great.

    The only problem I still run in to is education stuff. MyMathLab, MyPolySciLab, etc. All that stuff still uses Flash, so I still need an actual computer to do my Algebra homework. I hope Pearson switches over to HTML5 eventually but as far as I know there are no plans at this time. :(
     
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    Best thing that ever happened to the Web evolution away from flash.
     
  10. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Same as always, just a little better on sites that can take advantage of it's higher resolution.
     
  11. r-sparks macrumors 6502

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    I suspect children will notice the lack of Flash more than grown-ups, due to the fact their kind of websites tend to be more interactive.

    I've never had an issue. I didn't even see any placeholders where Flash should be. It's very smooth. That said, if Homestarrunner.com was still being updated, it'd be a different story... :D
     
  12. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Great comparison!
     
  13. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    And content providers are producing more iOS apps to access their content. A friend just bought an iPad and complained that he couldn't access a TV network through their web page. I directed him to their iPad App and the problem was solved.
     
  14. DaveOP macrumors 6502a

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    The only time you run into something that isn't iPad compatible tends to be fairly outdated sites. All the major sites have realized they need to be compliant, and have done an awesome job on it. It's amazing how animated and flexible they can be when they aren't just lazy and use flash. The iPad is the best internet surfing device on the planet IMO.
     
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    I feel really bad for people who have spent the last 10 years mastering flash. It's going the way of typesetting. Companies who don't have their heads in the sand will not likely be developing flash sites for their next web rollout. 10 million iPad users is too many people to ignore.
     
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    ^ This. When the company that created it even admits that it sucks for mobile, you know there is really no reason to worry about the future of the web on your iPad.

    When Steve Jobs originally trashed Flash, I questioned his motivations. But he saw the big picture. He was just a little pre-mature.
     
  18. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    iOS really needs Flash support. How else are we supposed to visit all of those annoying restaurant websites? lol
     
  19. leerichards1 macrumors regular

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    :D Yes, you're absolutely correct! Far and away the biggest culprits for full page Flash shenanigans!
     
  20. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Exactly.
     
  21. iEvolution macrumors 65816

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    Honestly the biggest problem with lack of flash is porn sites, most other sites are up to date with HTML 5. From experience mobile flash performs like ass.
     
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    Get the Flash iSwifter Web browser. Thank goodness, I got it when it was free before they started charging for it
     
  24. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I love this, it is a fully functional flash/java browser, but trust me, it won't be replacing safari anytime soon. I mainly use safari, and when I come across flash or java content I copy and paste the URL, then when I'm done I head back to safari.
     

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