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why apple does not have flash player?

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chaudhary Sami Calculating status...
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Dec 5, 2012 1:51 PM

i need flash player in iphone?

since apple does not have flashplayer i am thinking twice to buy iphone 5 now i have iphone 4s.

 

thanks

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,185 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to chaudhary Sami)

    Oh geez.  Adobe no longer supports flash for mobile device. it's been like this for a long time now.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,005 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 1:53 PM (in response to chaudhary Sami)

    No Flash for iPads, iPhones, or iPods

     

    Here's why there's is no Flash available for iDevices or other mobile devices. Adobe was unable to provide a product that was suitable to the needs of battery powered mobile devices used for Internet browsing. Existing Flash technology used too much memory, ate battery life, and was buggy. Simply put Flash did not work well on mobile devices.

     

    Apple's Steve Jobs led the escape from Flash dependency when Apple introduced the iPhone, and later introduced the iPad. There was a hue and cry over the omission. Time proved Jobs was right on target.

     

    So this is why there is no Flash for your iPhone or iPad or iPod nor for most SmartPhones. Flash has been abandoned by many sites in favor of supported technologies such as HTML5 or by providing their own custom app.

     

    Here is Steve Jobs official comment on his momentous decision to omit Flash from iDevices: Steve Jobs on Flash.

     

    Here is Adobe's later announcement to cease development of Flash for mobile devices: Adobe on Mobile Flash.

     

    Now, you are not necessarily out on a limb. There are some apps that can display some Flash, but don't count on there ability to display anything using Flash.

     

    Apps that can display some Flash from the Web:

     

      1. Puffin

      2. SkyFire

      3. Photon Flash

      4. Browse2Go

      5. Swifter

     

    Also, note that many sites that use Flash provide their own app for accessing their material. So check with your favorite sites and find out if "there's an app for that."

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,055 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to chaudhary Sami)

    Adobe abandoned mobile Flash Player development over a year ago.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,900 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to chaudhary Sami)

    chaudhary Sami wrote:

     

    i need flash player in iphone?

    since apple does not have flashplayer i am thinking twice to buy iphone 5 now i have iphone 4s.

     

    thanks

    Then I guess you will never get any smart-phone. Ever. From any manufacturer...

     

    Adobe killed mobile flash. It is no more. On any platform.

     

    I guess you've been living under a rock.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,055 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to KiltedTim)

    Got your Flash right here:

     

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    MacBooks  iMacs  iPods  AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion,  27 years Apple!
  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,900 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to John Galt)

    John, you owe me a new keyboard... This one is soaked with coffee now...

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,185 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to John Galt)

    OH that made my day John!!!!!!

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