Application Development: 10 Reasons Why Steve Jobs and Apple Won't Support Adobe Flash

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-05-07 Print this article Print
10 Reasons Why Steve Jobs and Apple Wont Support Adobe Flash

10 Reasons Why Steve Jobs and Apple Wont Support Adobe Flash

by Darryl K. Taft
Despite having a long and varied relationship with Adobe, Apple refuses to support Adobe's popular Flash plugin on its red hot iPod, iPhone and iPad devices. In a recent post, Apple CEO Steve Jobs laid out several reasons why Apple will not support Flash on its devices, most notably Apple's views on Flash's reliability, performance and security. But basically Jobs said Apple would not be held hostage by a third party standing between Apple and its developers. This slide show takes a look at all the reasons Jobs said he could not allow Flash on Apple's pride and joy.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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