This is either a Apple Fail, or a premature leak of Flash on iPhone.


tofagerl

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They always add pictures on screens in post. Prolly with photoshop.
You try taking a picture of a device with a glass screen and have the content of the screen showing perfectly ;)
 

Kadman

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They've done this before and I think it's pretty hypocritical of them to not support Flash and yet feel the need to show content that can only be generated by it. With all that's available on the web, why not simply stick to content you can view on the iPhone? It suggests that Flash is so pervasive they can't even market their devices without fudging Flash content into static images. Why even go there?!?!?

Hell, their commercials have even shown pages the iPhone isn't capable of rendering (was it NYT or WSJ?, can't remember)
 

ThatsMeRight

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Same over here to:



Found it shortly after the introduction. Called Apple but they said they wouldn't comment on any feature releases of both software and hardware updates.
 

nateo200

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That's stupid. Though I have seen flash players pop up in safari I've never been able to play them....unless apple has a video of the flash players actually working I won't call them out on false advertising.
 

kdarling

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As someone mentioned, Apple has, from the very beginning, substituted static images wherever Flash would go on a web page.

This makes Safari look like it's showing "the real Internet".

If Apple were truthful, half their ads would show blank areas with a blue box.
 

stridemat

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Dont most companies simulate screen images? I know for a fact Microsoft have on there new Windows Mobile advert. Its not quite to the same extent as Apple with Flash but they enhance it all the same.
 

GoCubsGo

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Dont most companies simulate screen images? I know for a fact Microsoft have on there new Windows Mobile advert. Its not quite to the same extent as Apple with Flash but they enhance it all the same.
That's irrelevant. Apple is inserting images in place of what actual iPhone users would normally see.
 

Mexbearpig

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This one bugs me so much!

As someone mentioned, Apple has, from the very beginning, substituted static images wherever Flash would go on a web page.

This makes Safari look like it's showing "the real Internet".

If Apple were truthful, half their ads would show blank areas with a blue box.
True. But there are lots of web pages that looks like the "real" internet.
 

barkomatic

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That's stupid. Though I have seen flash players pop up in safari I've never been able to play them....unless apple has a video of the flash players actually working I won't call them out on false advertising.
Doesn't matter. By showing a web page with flash content apparently ready to go strongly implies that it will function. Apple needs to cut this crap out, there are plenty of web pages out there without flash that they could feature.
 

firewood

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It is possible to view Flash on an iPhone

Get a VNC or remote desktop app for your iPhone (over a dozen choices in the App store).
Connect back to your Mac, PC or VM server.
Run the Flash page on the PC's browser.
View it on your iPhone.

It's not a secret. This method even gets press from Forbes.
 

pixelated

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Get a VNC or remote desktop app for your iPhone (over a dozen choices in the App store).
Connect back to your Mac, PC or VM server.
Run the Flash page on the PC's browser.
View it on your iPhone.

It's not a secret. This method even gets press from Forbes.
How could people have not seen this before, OF COURSE we dont need flash on our ipones when we can equally as easily log onto a powered up computer and view our flash media in that extremely laggy way!!!!
 

Kadman

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Get a VNC or remote desktop app for your iPhone (over a dozen choices in the App store).
Connect back to your Mac, PC or VM server.
Run the Flash page on the PC's browser.
View it on your iPhone.

It's not a secret. This method even gets press from Forbes.
Except that none of these tools (not even the app store) existed when they first started publishing some of these photos. This is pure deception, plain and simple. Any attempt to excuse it is just plain fanboyism.
 

firewood

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How could people have not seen this before, OF COURSE we dont need flash on our ipones when we can equally as easily log onto a powered up computer and view our flash media in that extremely laggy way!!!!
Remote viewing is laggy for small web pages. But for large complicated web sites it can be faster to load up the page on a really fast server and wait to view it on the iPhone, compared to an even longer wait for mobile Safari to finish loading the site.

Try it. It's the reason "cloud computing" will have some advantages if you have a fast connection.
 

alFR

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This is pure deception, plain and simple. Any attempt to excuse it is just plain fanboyism.
Or maybe 99% of people aren't peering with magnifying glasses at the iPhone screens in Apple's ads shouting "Flash! Look! there's a picture of some content that must be using Flash!" because they've got better things to do? :rolleyes:
 

matttye

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Or maybe 99% of people aren't peering with magnifying glasses at the iPhone screens in Apple's ads shouting "Flash! Look! there's a picture of some content that must be using Flash!" because they've got better things to do? :rolleyes:
Some people have a finer attention to detail than others; does that mean they deserve to be misled?
 

kdarling

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Or maybe 99% of people aren't peering with magnifying glasses at the iPhone screens in Apple's ads shouting "Flash! Look! there's a picture of some content that must be using Flash!" because they've got better things to do? :rolleyes:
Fans constantly scan Apple ads, looking for clues of upcoming models and features.

As for this case, if you recall, the first couple of times Apple faked such a website, it was huge news.

But that was at large shows with many news writers in attendance.
 

Steve686

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Neither Apple fail or premature anything.

It's simply a picture used as a general representation.

Think about the time you ever go to a fast food restaurant. You look up at a picture that represents what you want to eat. Now when you actually open your fun filled wrapper of food, does it EVER look like the picture you see?