Lack of flash is not going to allow ipad to be all it can be

Discussion in 'iPad' started by londondude, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. londondude macrumors regular

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    There are mqny websites that use flash in some way. I dont care about the graphics but for so many shop sites you cannot access them when they are flash. I still have to go to a laptop to look at those and it is really annoying!

    Please apple do something about it!
     
  2. Martlets93 macrumors member

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    You didn't know the iPad didn't have flash when you bought it?
     
  3. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    Ni, like so many regular folks, he wasn't aware how many websites use flash.

    Now he does. Thanks to the imbecile decision at Apple to exclude it.
     
  4. doboy macrumors 68000

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    It's also little annoying even with my Galaxy Tab since flash doesn't work that well. Even with flash on android, I still prefer browsing on my iPad.
     
  5. falconeight Guest

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    Flash makes using a tablet a terrible experience.
     
  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Good luck with that.
     
  7. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    While I agree that flash has and will continue to hold up the iPad from all it can be, but even without flash it is more than other tablets that may have flash. But yeah, flash support is probably the feature I want most added it along with retina display.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Just think how much more interesting this thread could have been with actual examples. Boy, we could have talked about those sites and explained the solutions we've found to work around them.

    Lack of Flash hasn't hurt my enjoyment of the iPad, so clearly I have some advice on ways around problems.

    But since you didn't tell us what you're talking about we're all forced to just say "Yeah, it doesn't have Flash."
     
  9. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    I just ran into the problem yesterday note arc light cinema website.
    When it comes time to pck your set, you can't, because it's flash.

    One if numerous sites I have run into.
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    This Arclight cinemas?
     
  11. henchman macrumors 6502a

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    That would be the one.
    Unfortunately there's no notification when you use their website that they have an apparently. Maybe because it's not an ipad apparently.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Why don't you e-mail apple? Or better yet, e-mail adobe.
     
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    Well then this is not a Flash problem or an iPad problem but, apparently, just poor website design on their part. Although, to be fair to them, I have to ask why you never thought to Google it. You had a problem and you decided to not try and fix it because they didn't pop up a message on their website telling you how? At a certain point you have to be a little bit proactive.
     
  15. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, the iPad doesn't do flash. Did you really buy one without knowing that?

    I turn off Flash on my MacBookPro - I am very glad that my iPad does not handle flash - I have no need or use for it.

    Good luck on your future purchases - I would suggest you study a bit more before you buy, next time.
     
  16. Holoshed macrumors regular

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    One of the things I see is people who really do not understand an iPad want one without understanding its use or what it entails. Maybe this is to be said from Apple doing more commercials showing it off as the device that can do anything, and to be honest it can if you understand it.

    The device can do anything, even so much so that big names altered their customer facing websites to comply with the Apple god's wishes. This in itself shows why expecting Apple to change their mind on this in the "Jobs Era" will more than likely not happen.

    The iPad's power lies not with the browser but with the Apps you get from the App Store. If you want a browser that works like a desktop (or atleast closer to it) then you can find ones that run Android and costs less to boot. If you understand the power in the Apps and you will spend more time using those Apps than just surfing the web, looking at the iPad as a solution for you may still be viable for you.

    The funny thing is, I have been dealing with technology for many years and spent much of my time thinking Apple created nothing I wanted or needed... until I actually used them and found myself looking into why it made sense to do it how they did and my mind became altered to a point where while I use a "vanilla pc" for some tasks, I always take my Apple devices out with me when I do consulting or service calls. I have yet to wish I owned anything else.
     
  17. Carouser macrumors 65816

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    There are mqny websites that use flash in some way. I dont care about the graphics but for so many shop sites you cannot access them when they are flash. I still have to go to a laptop to look at those and it is really annoying!

    Please lousy website designers do something about it!
     
  18. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Waitaminute, I thought the ipad2 HAD flash. I thought that's why they called it the iPad2 because it got the flash upgrade. Dammit. I hope I can still return it to Circuit City.
     
  19. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Don't miss it one bit. I run my MBP with Flashblocker enabled battery lasts for ages. With Flash running the fans are spinning like mad, the computer heats up and the battery drops about 1% or more per minute.

    That's the right direction. Flash sucks on battery powered devices and you definitely don't need it for a webstore.
     
  20. macrat macrumors regular

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    Porn sites have flash......:cool:

    I guess Steve Jobs is not into that stuff :(

    Also all those crap ads that just start playing when you visit some websites are "flash" enabled.

    No thank you.
     
  21. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    I share this frustration, although it's not enough one for me to give up my iPad or iPhone.

    What I find is that websites designed pre-2010 are the real culprits. Anything updated or created since 2010 usually takes into account the fact that mobile devices comprise an increasingly large percentage of internet usage. Apple's got to stick to their guns on this one to continue to push HTML 5 adoption.
     
  22. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Enjoy your HTML Ads.
     
  23. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Seriously? What kind of computer do you have? I have never had that problem on any of my computers. Heck, my current laptop is a 3 year old Dell and I can watch hulu on there for almost 2 hours before the battery craps out, which is what I generally get when not running flash (around 2:30 hrs). No overheating either.
     
  24. londondude thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes i knew it didnt have flash and use my ipad everyday. However it is a real pain. Sites like prada for example. There are alot of sites that do use it.

    I read recently that adobe was developing something for ios (on the macforum front page a few days ago). I however didnt see if it will be allowed.
     
  25. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I never liked flash. When my browser crashes or slows down is usually flash that is the problem. When i browse on my ipad/phone and get to a flash site i think "how behind the times" the site is. Not "what am i missing out on".
     

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