Will opening iPhone up to 3rd PAs allow user to download Flash?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kavika411, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    I may not use the right terminology, but it is my understanding Apple won't enable the iPhone to run Flash-based "stuff". When Apple opens the iPhone up to 3rd party applications eventually, does that mean we will be able to download the Adobe Flash player? Again, I may not be asking it the right way, but I'm so tired of that little blue box with the question mark indicating I've come across forbidden Flash-based content.

    Thank you for your thoughts.
     
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  3. kavika411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your reply. Assuming you are correct, which I'm sure you are, why didn't Apple already allow the iPhone to run flash? It doesn't seem it could be a matter of money - as in Adobe would charge Apple - because it sounds like we'll get it free when the iPhone is 3rd PA friendly. That doesn't make sense to me.
     
  4. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Battery consumption I believe, and being on Edge. Should just make a toggle switch for it to only load flash when on wifi.
     
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    Who knows, maybe to push YouTube to convert their files.
     
  6. foobarbaz macrumors 6502

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    No. First of all, it isn't just a question of allowing it. There is no implementation of Flash for the iPhone. It would have to be specifically developed/ported by Adobe (or Apple). Now, if Adobe choses to do that, they'll need more access to the iPhone than regular 3rd party apps. It's a plug-in for Safari and not a stand-alone application, after all. So its down to Apple again.

    However, I guarantee you Apple has looked into it. Their goal is to have "the whole internet", after all. So they have decided against it, which means I wouldn't expect it until future iPhone revisions. The reason is certainly performance. Those websites would be slow and drain the battery quickly. The iPhone probably wouldn't even be able to handle regular YouTube, which is why the special YouTube was created using only a specific type of video for which the iPhone has a special processor.
     

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