Will Flash every be available on this iPad or not until the next version?

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  1. jayhay macrumors member

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    I just joined the forums yesterday and I am really impressed!! I searched the forum for the answer to this, but I am not a technical person so most of the posts regarding Flash seem to just be people whining about it or spouting acronyms and numbers I do not understand.

    Basically, I am just wondering if it possible in the world of "computer land" for this version of the iPad to support Flash (i.e. through software updates or an app), or is this something that will not be available until the next version of the ipad comes out. Either way I am buying the iPad as soon as I can get my hands on one, but it will change which size I buy (i.e. if I will have to buy the newer version to get flash, I am only buying the $499 one now and I will sell it when the newer versions are released).
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's fairly safe to say that Flash won't be on the iPad (or any Apple mobile device) for a long, long time. If ever.
     
  3. cyberheater macrumors regular

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    There is zero chance of ipad ever supporting flash. SteveJ has basically declared war on it so it's a no go.
     
  4. below sea level macrumors member

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    I think it's safe to assume Flash will never be on the iPad.
     
  5. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say there's a better chance of Steve Jobs showing up on stage in a dress....
     
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  7. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    Email Steve and ask which is more likely.
     
  8. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    As stated already, little to no chance of showing up on an Apple mobile device. Like it or not the flash plug in is a resource hog and has plenty of issues unrelated to Apple devices. Even If they improve it to become more efficient I don't see it showing up on Apple mobile devices. Apple clearly has the marketing power to influence companies to offer their content without using flash to deliver it.

    If you holding out for an Apple mobile device with flash... you will be waiting a very long time.
     
  9. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Lol, don't even need to ask. Dress is 100x more likely :)
     
  10. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    No way. And I'm glad, I just wish other companies would do the same and ban flash also. IMO Flash is the second biggest downfall to security on the net, next to ActiveX being first by 100 miles.
     
  11. yyy macrumors regular

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    The following is a reply from September 28, 2005:

    2 weeks later an iPod with video support was announced.
     
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  13. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    On the subject of Flash, I just was at espn.go.com and wanted to see the video on the Masters, so i clicked on thinking I'll get the blue box or something telling me I need flash. Sure enough i get the box telling me I need flash version whatever, then about 5 seconds later the vide starts playing! I guess the options have started showing up to play video via other means. Very cool. It showed the Q for QuickTime, so it would appear they have taken steps to allow non flash devices to access their content.
     

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