Flash: Why so important to the Ipad?

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  1. jerliz

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    All the reviews I read from current owners decry the absence of Flash on the I-pads now being sold. As a non-owner, can someone tell a noob why this is so important. Every thing I read about the new release in November says nothing about it being included with the 11/10 model.
    Anyone have the 'skinny' on this?

    Jerry (male counterpart of jerliz)
     
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    The upgrade coming out in November still won't have Flash.
     
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    It's not important.

    Next.

    ;)
     
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    Without flash, most ''Adult'' sites can't be viewed. I'm only telling the truth.:D
     
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    You are so funny!

    So, I went to my first site yesterday and it said "Sorry. Your device..".blah blah blah.

    First time ever in two months. I can't recall what site it was though! Now its gonna bug me.:mad:
     
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    Seriously?
     
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    Thereby "freeing you from porn" as Steve put it.
     
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    Sounds like he speaks from experience.
     
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    The only inconvenience I have experienced in the week I have had my wonderful iPad is that I cannot play Farkle on it because of no Flash support - not really a big deal. You Tube videos play just fine though.
     
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    And on a somewhat serious note... American Express also uses Flash on their website. Its no big deal since I pay my bills online with my "real" computer!
     
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    I came across some site requiring flash, too. But still, I didn't care. It was just some random site I checked out and if I had wanted to view its content, I could have checked on my Laptop. But it wasn't important to me.
    The only thing I found dumb were the people putting that webpage up, ignoring that there are devices not showing flash content.
    The kindle can be used to browse the web, too. Does it support flash? Ooops, it doesn't even show color (like my dedicated ebook readers from Sony). But for that I have my iPad.

    There's a gadget for that...

    iPad is great for what it is. All other things I can do on my laptop or workstation at the office (in a position not as nearly as comfortable as sitting on my sofa, bistro, balcony, ...)
    :) :) :)
     
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    There are a few sites I hit that use Flash and I'm having to skip them over when using my iPad. This makes me :(. I understand why Apple want to avoid it, but the bottom line is I'd like to have the choice to use Flash with my iPad if I want to. I'd like to be able to view the interweb as it is now, not how it may be in a few years.
     
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    Did you know that it didn't have flash when you got it?
     
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    That's where I pay mine. And the adult sites are no problem either. Thanks for the help.
    Jer
     
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    Funny, I haven't thought about flash for ages and today sees this thread and reports of a zero day vulnerability in the latest version (PCWorld & Macworld).
    Find I'm totally indifferent to it's success/demise........
     
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