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18Nov/080

No Flash On iPhone? Is Apple Becoming Microsoft?

Just when I thought I was going the right way by ditching windows for the Max OSX, a story like this appears on wired today:

Why Apple Won't Allow Adobe Flash on iPhone

"Allowing Flash ' which is a development platform of its own ' would just be too dangerous for Apple, a company that enjoys exerting total dominance over its hardware and the software that runs on it. Flash has evolved from being a mere animation player into a multimedia platform capable of running applications of its own. That means Flash would open a new door for application developers to get their software onto the iPhone: Just code them in Flash and put them on a web page. In so doing, Flash would divert business from the App Store, as well as enable publishers to distribute music, videos and movies that could compete with the iTunes Store."

Sounds a bit like a Microsoft move eh?  I like the Mac OS, but Steve Jobs is starting to seem a lot like Bill Gates.  Not allowing other apps in your OS because they competes with your own? Where have I heard that one before? 

 

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