Steve Jobs: ‘No one will be using Flash’
Yesterday we published an article where we highlighted the growing adoption of HTML5 and how Flash might just be a forgotten technology soon. According to Wired after the iPad announcement Steve Jobs made himself available to employees who could ask him any question.
When Jobs was questioned about his views on Adobe he said:
About Adobe: They are lazy, Jobs says. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
The above statement clearly suggests that we may never see Flash on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The growing adoption of HTML5 standards and the dominance of Apple in mobile products might just push popular web services to start publishing content tailored for iPhone therefore completely eliminating the need for Flash.