By Alex Epner
When I first caught word of the debate over Apple not allowing Flash player on their iPods, iPhones, and iPads, I thought it selfish on the part of Apple. From what I can tell, pretty much everything runs on Flash. If I want to watch a video or play a game online, I’ve been prompted more than once with a request to download the newest version of Flash. Since it’s free and quick to download, it’s really no problem. For Apple to just black list them, well, that’s not fair.
Now, I happen to be a long time Apple supporter. My family is on to our second iMac and I personally have a MacBook Pro. So to hear about the evils of Apple truly broke my heart. Investigating the matter for myself, I discovered a short article Steve Jobs wrote explaining Apple’s position on the disagreement. After reading it, I realized that the argument was much more complicated than I had once perceived. As Steve Jobs notes in his article (http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/), there are some very compelling reasons for black listing Flash from Apple mobile devices.