OS X iOSifcation Going too Far?

When the new MacBook Air were being tested at Apple’s Back to the Mac event, many users noticed an apparent lack of Flash. It was unknown if this was intentional on Apple’s part or just a lapse in preparation, but now, Apple has given their official stament about the matter.

We’re happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe.

Hrmm. While this is true, it’s really a step backward, and a hassle for users. (Plus, many users might not be savvy enough to install a plug-in, as easy as it may be.) In reality, this is probably another attempt by Apple to kill Flash. I’m all for the move to HTML5, but making it harder for users to plug-and-play could be a bad move. We’ll see how the change is┬áreceived┬áby the public when future Macs start shipping.


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