Will Flash be able to be downloaded later?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Lindat, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Lindat macrumors member

    May 10, 2009
    As I was sitting in my lounge last night with my netbook on my lap, watching ITV catchup programmes and Channel 4's also, it occurred to me that if I ditch my netbook, I will no longer be able to do this will I? I remember having to load flash before I could watch them last year. For me, watching programmes I have missed is a major thing I need the ipad to do if I am to ditch other electronic devices in my home. If I purchase one in March, might I be able to add Flash to it perhaps by Christmas? Will it be something that can be downloaded as an extra? Or will I need to wait for a brand new ipad a year or two down the line before this is available? Or might it never be available? What do you all think?
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    ITV could update their player to work on the iPhone, just like the BBC have done with the iPlayer.

    More chance of that happening than Apple adopting Flash.
  3. Lindat thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2009
    Aha, I hadn't thought of that. I hope so! Mmmm, it's just more tempting then!
  4. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2007
    Only if someone jailbreaks the iPad and provides a true Internet browser. Steve Jobs has refused to add Flash to the iPhone. He promised a true Internet experience on the iPhone. This hasn't happened and it's not going to happen with the iPad. Just hope for a good jailbreak browser.
  5. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    LOL! You will NEVER get Flash. Apple wants to protect their revenue stream from the Appstore. THINK for a moment--with Flash, people could avoid the appstore for lucrative games the appstore provides access to. Apple will protect it's appstore at any "cost". FORGET FLASH--Apple won't allow it.

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