iOS Devices to Get Flash Player, Really
The frustration for iOS device users not being able to display any Flash video’s on their devices, could soon be a thing of the past…
Ever since the first Apple iPhone shipped 4 years ago until now, Apple devices have not been able to get Flash Player and whilst, the iOS device users have got use to being unable to display Flash content, it is a shame that before now Adobe and Apple were not able to reach a compromise.
However, a solution to the Flash dilemma may have finally come via Adobe with their latest version of Flash. In Las Vegas, at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show, Adobe previewed their latest version of Flash, which incorporates HTTP live streaming. Therefore, without the need to install any additional software on their devices, iOS users will eventually be able display Flash video with this new version of Flash.
Apple has been steadfast over the years, in their refusal to approve Flash for the iOS and in an article by SpiritJB, they say that Apple continually sighted their concerns over the overall poor performance of Flash and the detrimental effect to battery life. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs at one point even went so far as to post an open letter entitled, ‘Thoughts on Flash’ on the company’s website to defend their position in regards to Flash on iOS.
The SpiritJB article goes on to say that for the average user, the details of this plan to get Flash video to more devices is a bit technical, however, in near future, the Flash required warnings that iOS device user have become accustomed too will be a thing of the past. If you do not have Flash installed on your device, no problem as the server will send the video to you in a format that is compatible with the device. To see the full article by SpiritJB, click link to visit their site.
However, it is still unclear just when Adobe will implement their latest version of Flash across the board, but good news to the iOS users is that a solution to the Flash problem could finally be on its way. See video below of Apple iPad 2 streaming with Adobe Flash Media Server. So what are your thoughts, do you think the Flash problem on iOS devices has taken too long to resolve? What do you think of this latest news? Please let us know… below.