Adobe Flash vs Apple HTML5: Is Steve Jobs Right or Wrong?
Apple Guru, Steve Jobs is adamant that Adobe Flash will not come to the iPhone or their new iPad, basically Jobs doesn’t like Adobe Flash as he thinks its old technology that’s too slow and hogs battery life and that the way ahead is HTML5, and that no one will use Flash in future.
Jobs’ remarks led to Adobe fighting back saying that their Flash isn’t old technology and that their latest version of Flash works well on smartphones, and that HTML5 will bring a return of the dark ages of video on the web.
The constant battle between Apple and Adobe has been running for ages, each taking a snipe at the other at every opportunity. But realistically if Apple says Flash isn’t coming to the iPhone then it isn’t coming unless Adobe can find some way around it.
So it is increasingly looking like Flash will never come to the iPhone and the iPhone will go the HTML5 route. With HTML5 you can embed video into web pages but it is up to the browser to play that video, so basically is that better than using Flash?
Should Apple allow Flash on the iPhone and other Apple products? Is Steve Jobs right about HTML5 being the way ahead and that Flash is old tech? What are your views is Steve Jobs Right or Wrong? Drop us a comment below.