Why won´t Apple allow Flash for other browsers?

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  1. ApplesAOranges macrumors 6502

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    I mean what do they have to lose to give users the option to use Flash with other browsers?

    They can keep their mobile Safari and stick it where the sun don´t shine! :mad:
     
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  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Because Flash takes external (unsigned, untested by Apple) code and executes it locally. You will find that no app can do this in any manner.

    In fact, you can't even write a web browser with your own rendering engine, because that executes code (html, css, javascript) from external sources. All browsers on the iPad use the built-in rendering engine, with the exception of Opera which renders the pages beforehand on their servers and then sends you a processed document.

    Basically executing external code is a huge security risk. If you notice almost every time some sort of 'hack' for the Mac gets publicity it's accessing the machine through Flash, Java, or Javascript.

    If Flash does end up in iOS it will be with official approval, testing, and I'm sure Apple will keep a close eye on it for security vulnerabilities, as they do their own version of the Webkit rendering engine.
     
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  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Because Steve has a hair across his butt with adobe/flash.
     
  6. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    This is the true reason. Spite.
     
  7. nomik2 macrumors regular

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    True, even after Adobe has gone back and optimized Flash a million times.
     
  8. Jakeblu macrumors regular

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    Well they havent done a very good bloody job have they :mad: It still frequently crashes firefox on my iMac and always causes slow scrolling when accessing a page with flash embedded.
     
  9. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps if the extent of your business knowledge is dog-eared copies of Scrooge McDuck comics then you can reach a conclusion like this. To believe that a multi-billion-dollar corporation makes its decisions solely on the whims of its CEO is a little misguided.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Most corporations, thats true. Apple with Jobs management style, not true.

    Make no mistake, if he has an issue with a company, then apple will not be doing business with that company.
     
  11. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    In this case, it is completely true. No flash because Steve says so. Same for Blueray. That's not a bash, it's the truth.
     
  12. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    To refer to a myth as the "truth" you really need to support it with something factual.
     
  13. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I'm logical. Apple always marches to the beat of a different drummer. Why no flash, Bluray or USB 3 even if new tech is just around the corner-as it always is?
    Bluray is about control, Apple wants you to spend every dime with them and nowhere else. Again, not bashing, just the way it is and it seems to work quite well.
     
  14. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    Not true! Can't remember the name of the browser that converts flash to html5 on a dime and let you view flash site.

    I dislike flash!!
     
  15. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    It's skyfire and it only does it with flash video, poorly. It converts it on their servers and sends it to you.
     

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