Originally posted by BeerIsFood: The 'Flash issue' is a non-issue. I have found very few instances where the lack of Flash support has caused me any annoyance with the iPad.
Any 'inconvenience' that I might have experienced was over shadowed by the extreme convenience that is the iPad.
Is it perfect? No, but what is?
Was talking about OB, rather than iPad. Any arguments about the iPad are pretty much moot, it is a huge thing and every kind of site had better support well or get passed by. And the iPad will never run flash, which makes flash a dead technology walking.
Natively, yes. But there are some great apps that run flash just fine and work great for me on the rare occasion I actually need it.
Flash has been "dead walking" for some time, though, and it's not just because Apple fell out of love. I know a lot of companies who were only using flash because they had to and are more than fine jumping to the first available, market-wide option and feel no loyalty to flash at all.
I've found so much of what I browse online has some sort of flash on it and thus doesn't work on my iPhone or iPod touch I had before the phone. I didn't realize it until I browsed from there and it has been a huge pain. I don't get why they can have a flash plugin for these things. It seems like such a simple little fix and no one is willing to do it. With these things being so popular, it drives me nuts. I know Android OS was working to get flash if they haven't already.