… Apple …

Huge letdown.

Thank You

It literally pains me to agree with this. Edit: I could care less about the Widescreen, keyboard, video out (although that would be nice), removable battery , and yes for now, removable storage. That said, the absence of flash, open platform, a camera (we all know why it’s not there), and multi-tasking make this a big “no thanks” for me for now.

I’ve already made my views known, but I’d like to point out something very quickly on the above. We don’t know whether or not it will have flash, all we know is that a plugin wasn’t installed.

There are a number of reasons why this could be the case:

  • It won’t run flash.
  • Adobe has not made a plugin because they don’t plan to support it.
  • Adobe has not made a plugin because the device isn’t finalized yet and they haven’t had their hands on a unit.
  • It was a fresh install of the OS and no one bothered to get the plugin on before Steve took the stage.

All we’re doing with the above is repeating assumptions based on a single loaded webpage during a presentation. If it doesn’t support flash, I’ll join in the disappointment, but until we know one way or another, please don’t repeat guesswork and assumptions as fact.

At this point, I think it’s safe to assume that Apple is quite content to run out the clock on Flash while waiting for HTML5 to become widely adopted. They’ve already waited through 3 years of flash-less iPhones.

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