Today, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has taken time to write a post about why Apple doesn’t like Adobe Flash. And why Apple doesn’t support it in new products. And more importantly, why Apple won’t support it in new products.
Full Article at http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
Right after this post, Fake Steve posted following comments on this topic in his blog
1. We’re all about being open. The Mac with OS X is the most open environment ever. Except when it’s running Flash. Thus, goodbye Flash.
2. Hardly any videos use Flash anymore. The ones that do aren’t watching. Take my word on this.
3. Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. Well, not anymore.
4. Battery life. I can’t tell you how many emails I get from people begging me to disable Flash so that their MacBook Pro will run longer. I mean literally I can’t tell you. But it’s a lot. Well, friends, your wish has been granted.
5. Mice. Flash was designed for them. MacBook Pro does not have one.
6. Cross platform. Simply put, our customers do not want a world in which it is easy for developers to write apps that run on many platforms. They want this work to be hard for developers. I don’t know why. You’ll have to ask the customers. We’re just listening to them, and doing what they want.
Conclusions: No more Flash on the Mac. Now let’s celebrate.
Also: As of some day really soon, Gawker Media Web sites will not be supported in Safari, both on iPhone OS and OS X. Purely for technology reasons. Same for advertisements sold by Google. They were fine in the PC era. But now they just look ugly. Our users don’t want them on their Macs.
Also: Under iPhone OS 4.0, certain phone numbers will not work on iPhone, both for incoming and outgoing calls. We won’t tell you which numbers these are, but trust us, they’re not numbers you should be calling, and definitely not numbers you want calling you. If you call us to find out whether a certain number is on our blocked list, we will tell you the following: “That information is not available.”