Tech Watch reports today that the BBC has found a work-around for its thorny iPad problem, and new iPad owners in the UK will now be able to view the player on their iPads. It was initially thought that users would not be able to access the iPlayer on their iPads, because of the iPlayerâ€™s dependence on Flash, which of course the iPad famously doesnâ€™t use. However, according to Tech Watch, Erik Huggers, Director of BBC Future Media and Technology, has said that an iPad version of the beta iPlayer site will be running this Friday, iPad launch day in the UK.
Tech Radar, who also cover the story, say that the iPad-friendly version of the BBC iPlayer works like the YouTube Widget as a web-only version without using Flash.
And just to tie the whole story up in a neat little bow, Evening Standard Science and Technology Editor Mark Prigg who first broke the story about the iPad iPlayer this week, has confirmed today on his Twitter that it is â€œup and running, and looking lovely.â€
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net
Source: Tech Watch