Apple posts thoughts on Flash

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Apple has posted their Thoughts on Flash, signed by Steve Jobs himself, which echos a lot of the commentary that you’ve probably already read on why Apple isn’t supporting Flash on iPhone OS devices, and why they plan to block apps that allow Flash programs to be recompiled into iPhone OS programs, especially games.

Beginning with citing their long-standing relationship, Steve outlines six points: openness, “the full web”, security and performance, battery life, touch, and the drawbacks of relying on third-party development tools.

In case anyone has been unclear thus far, or has been waiting for a version of the iPhone OS that supports Flash, here is your clear and unmistakable sign: you will never see Flash on an iPhone OS device. Steve’s letter addresses the “why not?” questions.

TUAWApple posts thoughts on Flash originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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