iPhone 5 To Support Flash?

Discussion in 'iPhone Launch Meetups' started by gEeKy, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. gEeKy macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2011
    As you know, Apple has become infamous for not supporting flash. However there is a possibility that Safari will support flash on the iPhone 5, just like it does on the Mac or Windows versions. Just saying. Do you think it will display flash? If not, why?
  2. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    No it won't have flash and the reasons are well documented.

    It's not part of IOS5 so it definatley won't come to the iPhone. If it did the IPad would make better use of it due to a larger screen.
  3. Elweezy macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2011
  4. Kentochan macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2011
    Virginia, USA
    Nah, Flash on iOS devices isn't about whether its the latest iteration of the device, but rather the relationship between Apple and Adobe. The hardware can handle Flash, but Apple isn't going to let it do that.
  5. gEeKy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2011
    It's weird though. You are able to purchase some Adobe products on the Apple Store.
  6. takezo808 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Flash aint all that.

    I turned to the dark side for a while in aiding my parents on getting two Android based Samsung Galaxy S 4g phones. These phones support Flash. However flash eats up battery life big time. It runs slow. The Galaxy S uses same Iphone 4 ARM Hardware.

    Flash has not been optimized for mobile support. Most non mobile sites that rely heavily on flash will lag to crap. Mobile optimized sites operate without flash.

    Flash is not secure. There are a lot of security holes in flash. Android users know all to well how flash based malware can be just as nasty as it's PC counter parts.

    Application platform. flash can be used as an application platform which can bypass Apple's Conditions it requires for apps to be distrobuted on the app store. This leads to low quality apps.
  7. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    I agree. I had the Galaxy S2, while Flash videos ran smooth it was indeed a battery hog. Which meant I limited myself to using it which defeats the purpose because I couldn't enjoy the feature.
  8. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

    Harvey Specter

    Aug 29, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    Unless you jailbreak your phone ;)

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