Looks like Flash is coming

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  1. Mykbibby macrumors 6502a

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    I hope this is true as it means BBC iPlayer on the iPhone, yeah baby.
     
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    Well if the reports of AppleTV+iPlayer are true, we could be seeing a YouTube-alike h.264 conversion dealie :)
     
  4. Drizzt macrumors member

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    Huzzah! Now the iPhone is a great mobile device. I can't imagine a fully functional web device not having flash support. I anticipate purchasing one for college over the summer, and this would be a very welcome addition!:D
     
  5. specops macrumors regular

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    the only problem i have believing this is that the iphone safari browser already has problems loading pages and crashing as it is, so i how could they possible run flash on it stable?
     
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    The addition of Flash would sure help to deliver the "whole internet." What will the battery drain if any be like though?
     
  8. Mykbibby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed... hopefully the next-gen iPhone (Intel, 3G, etc) will handle it better.
     
  9. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    Just so you understand that it also means the web will run a lot slower on the iPhone as well. ;)
     
  10. Toe macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 2.0

    <predict>At some point, Apple is going to release iPhone OS 2.0, and it's going to cost $39.</predict>

    But for now, these free feature-additions sure are nice. :)
     
  11. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020

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    But I thought we didn't need Flash for full web experience on our phones... ;)
    /snark
     
  12. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    im willing to bet money iPod touch users are gonna have to pay for that >.<
     
  13. a1016neo macrumors regular

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    Could we see the release of the iphone SDK and an iphone update on Fed 26th?
    Along side with new MBPs? The world may never know (excluding apple) :rolleyes:
     
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    I think it will be cheaper for us touch users to just buy an iPhone instead of paying for all these upgrades.:rolleyes:
     
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    Safari crashing in 99% likely a software issue, not a hardware issue.
     
  16. W1LLk macrumors regular

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    This is good if it's true, but honestly I haven't missed out that much with flash on my phone. I'm more looking forward to some cool native apps that aren't web based. It loses its coolness when you hit a button on the home-screen and you have a low signal and wait for the web page to load. :p
     
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    They may charge for it, but maybe not.
     
  18. coolfactor macrumors 68040

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    iPhone users pay every month. That's why they get these updates for "free". If Apple were to just hand out the updates to iPod touch users, you'd really be getting them for free. They're not free. iPhone users pay for them indirectly.
     
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    You know, now that I think about it, I really don't mind paying for the upgrades for my touch. You iPhone users are paying at least $60 a month for service and we aren't.:cool:
    Oh, snap!
     
  20. W1LLk macrumors regular

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    You say that, but when that day comes, people will move on to the next one that is innovative and you will have missed out on the glory of having an iphone now. Then when you have the 3G one, 6, 8, or 12 months later something even cooler will come along and someone will be saying what your saying now.

    It's called technology, either get on for the ride or sit at the station and cry about it until your too old to figure out how it works. :rolleyes:
     
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    More than likely there will not be a charge if:
    a) it comes from Adobe
    b) It is a plugin and not built into the browser.

    I bet it is free for iPod Touch.

    PS. Those 60 do go for phone service and for Edge access anywhere where wifi is not available, so it is a wash.

    I hardly if ever go to sites that use flash on my laptop, so I would not miss it either way on the iPhone.
    Not every site uses Flash.
     
  23. W1LLk macrumors regular

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    :D I had almost forgotten about that.
     
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    Yay, we can finally watch YouP... I mean YouTube on our iPhones!

    ... Yeah I meant YouTube, I swear.
     
  25. drusoicy macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    Andru from Gear Live here. I just wanted to make sure we aren't misunderstood in our article. We did not pinpoint the SDK launch as the launch of Flash on the iPhone as being from the source. What we said was:

    "Speculating a bit further on our own, we are guessing that it would be pretty convenient for Flash support to be introduced alongside the iPhone SDK, wouldn’t you say?"

    Notice, we said speculating ON OUR OWN. That is just my own personal opinion. So yes, Flash is coming soon. That is from our sources. As far as Flash being included with the SDK, that is just my own personal best guess.

    Cool? ;)

    BTW - we saw a surge of Diggs after this was posted on MacRumors. Thanks guys - it is appreciated :)
     

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