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    Is it going to support flash this time as without flash support as a web device it's worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disease View Post
    Is it going to support flash this time as without flash support as a web device it's worthless.
    I very much doubt it. There are a number of places where apple have stated their views on flash, and they have shown no inclination or willingness to support it anytime soon. God forbid they'd have to allow someone else access to their devices beyond a single button on the front to make it work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disease View Post
    Is it going to support flash this time as without flash support as a web device it's worthless.
    That would be a definite no. Apple do not want Flash on their devices due to battery usage issues, poor quality coding issues, people being able to bypass Apple's app store by creating rich applications in Flash etc...

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    Did they confirm how much ram is in it yet? Apparently a rep in london accidently let slip 256MB, which would explain why they're being so quiet about the specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I love the part in the spec: "Software Included: Adobe Flash Player"; we all know there'll be a lot more than just flash on there, but it's one major bit of software Apple fans won't be enjoying any time soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That would be a definite no. Apple do not want Flash on their devices due to battery usage issues, poor quality coding issues, people being able to bypass Apple's app store by creating rich applications in Flash etc...
    Another way to put it would be that Apple don't want us to be able to decide what we want to do with a piece of hardware we paid £500 for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Another way to put it would be that Apple don't want us to be able to decide what we want to do with a piece of hardware we paid £500 for...
    That is my view too, but then, that's why I won't be buying one.

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    With the flash thing, i can understand a little. The number of security holes found in Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader is the past few years is rather high. My friend who has an iPad reckons he doesnt miss flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    With the flash thing, i can understand a little. The number of security holes found in Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader is the past few years is rather high. My friend who has an iPad reckons he doesn't miss flash.
    Using an IPad to surf many websites I have found that I am precluded from a large amount of content just because I used an Ipad, even on you-tube the search results are different on the Ipad than on a normal laptop. Opera conducted a survey in late 2008 and nearly 40% of websites from a 3.5 mill sample contain flash of some sort.

    Very short sighted and even arrogant of apple to arbitrarily decide that it's ipad users can not use flash, but then most fan boys like being taken for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    With the flash thing, i can understand a little. The number of security holes found in Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader is the past few years is rather high. My friend who has an iPad reckons he doesnt miss flash.
    I generally dislike flash based websites; they are slow, clunky, frequently difficult to navigate, and more often than not an assault on the senses.

    But to remove it completely from all their mobile platforms while allowing it on their desktop ones I find rather amusing (unless I've really missed something, their mac range still use it...)

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    Is the Apple presentation from last night up on YouTube or somewhere similar yet?

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    I've said it before but I'll say it again. Anything, and I mean anything, which helps kill off flash is a good thing in my book. With HTML5 there is absolutely no reason to be using flash (unless you are mousebreaker.com but then I could GAFF about you and your poxy spectrum games anyway). Now if only google would follow suit the major website would have to adapt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Hi
    Off the topic but any news on iphone 5?
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    I heard rumours of June/July 2011, but then yesterday someone said we wont get it until October, though i don't know if that was just in this region.
    I guess they'll wait until sales of ipad2 start to drop off..

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    UK distribution should be 25th March. Waiting for details of whether a launch will be at the Regent St store or the Covent Garden store. It might be a b'day treat ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-Dukes View Post
    How much?
    American reports say it's at same price point as ipad1, so ipad1 just got cheaper.

    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Is the Apple presentation from last night up on YouTube or somewhere similar yet?
    Is this what you are after:
    Apple - Apple Events
    Last edited by vikpaw; 3rd March 2011 at 01:16 PM.

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    iPad 2.0 late to the UK? I blame Gordon Brown - Computerworld Blogs

    Jonny its pretty clued up guy and knows a lot of what is going on behind the scenes when it comes to apple

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