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.


6 Comments on “Steve Jobs: ‘No one will be using Flash’”

  1. Michael Murdock

    Flash is yet another one of those things that allows computers or mobile devices to eat up power. When was the last time you visited a flash website and had a good time with it. Something was out of place, something did not work, you had to upgrade to see it properly, etc. What a pain in the backside. If MacroMedia was still on its own, then things might have evolved to a point where they were useful and more streamlined. However with Adobe and inhaling the competition out of fear and not wanting to develop their own stream of better products, they swallowed up the product, thought they could develop for it, and got rid of the core team elements.

    Flash SUCKS. Steve's right and HTML5 will be a better way to go. Less browser overhead, less memory sucking, less battery consumption and fewer ways to stick in renegade code to mess up your computer system.

    Can't wait for it. Glad they're not supporting flash on the iPad. Was actually funny to see the blank plugin spots in the demo and I knew right away why they were there. Everyone else was in a panic, but those of us that are really and truly tired of flash were jumping for joy!


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