Apple Will No Longer Pre-Install Flash on Any Products
October 25, 2010 4:13 PM
Cites security issues
Apple has been critical of Adobe's Flash technologies for quite some time. In fact, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs
published an "open letter"
in April, bashing Flash for being a closed system and proprietary in nature. The company has been a
strong proponent of HTML5
as an open source alternative to Flash.
Jobs was also critical of its power consumption
when used in iPhones
: "Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice… But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short."
The company has now declared war on Adobe, stating that it will no longer pre-install Adobe's Flash software on any of its products, including the latest iteration of the
MacBook Air launched last week
However, Apple is saying that this move is
due to security
issues rather than politics. The firm states that there was a risk of accidentally distributing obsolete versions by pre-installing Flash. The onus will now be on Mac users to download the most up-to-date version of the software themselves.
Apple points to a recent incident when an obsolete version of Flash with several known security vulnerabilities shipped with OS X 10.6, known as Snow Leopard. Similar thinking about security recently led the company to deprecate its own version of Java in favor of versions distributed by Oracle.
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