As the release of iPad 3 is scheduled, there are rumors circulating around that it also ushers in a new internet technology which signals the end of Adobe Flash on mobile devices. The iPad 3 has a modern internet using HTML 5 technology. In line with its release, Adobe also terminates the Mobile Flash Player which also brings to an end Adobe’s failure to carry the outdated website technology on mobile devices. According to biographer Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs mentioned in his book, “Flash is a spaghetti-ball piece of technology that has lousy performance and really bad security problems.” It’s not Adobe Flash is very bad in performance. It simply was not able to keep up with the dramatic changes happening in mobile technology and with the upcoming iPad 3, a new internet technology will be introduced to the public.
Both the iPad and iPhone decline to use Flash in any way and the late Steve Jobs noted that Flash is crash prone and it is very slow and buggy not to mention its resource – eating battery – eating features. Other competitors in tablet computer industry displayed Flash but it did not help improve the performance of their products including smart phones that rely on Flash technology. Apple maintained that the HTML 5 is the future of the internet because this innovative technology can be utilized to develop new website components that have been done previously in Flash and it can be done in a better and more improved manner. In an effort to bamboozle the issue regarding Flash performance on mobile devices, several Android based tablets promoted Flash as part of their features believing that since iPad did not display it, it will be able to neglect how badly Flash really performs on Android.
But with the coming of iPad 3 and the introduction of HTML 5, Adobe was forced to kill its mobile Flash. In their featured blogs, Adobe cited that: “However, HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” Furthermore, Adobe announced that, “We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.”
Although Adobe will not admit it, the release of iPad 3 using HTML 5 is one of the key reasons why they folded camp. Apple and Adobe has been in war for a long time and both camps are trying to “inform” the public about who’s right and who’s wrong when it comes to performance, security and stability of Flash especially on mobile devices. Jobs finally wins but iPad 3 is yet to prove its efficiency and performance with HTML 5. This signals a new era of internet technology and iPad 3 will be the Trojan horse of apple to show the world that they have been right all along.