Ruh-Roh: iPad Promotional Video and Images Show Properly-Displayed Flash Content

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  1. MrFairladyz

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    One of the major complaints so far about Apple's new iPad tablet device has been a lack of support for Flash content, a limitation also placed on the iPhone. At several points during Apple CEO Steve Jobs' demonstration of the iPad at Wednesday's media event, the device displayed a "broken plug-in" icon on Web pages such as The New York Times where Flash elements were included on the page.

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    Screenshot from iPad media event presentation



    9 to 5 Mac noticed that demonstrations of Web browsing in Apple's iPad promotional video reveal properly loading Flash content on similar Web pages, suggesting either that the iPad device used in the video supports Flash or that Apple has manipulated the promotional video in order to hide the fact that the iPad does not support Flash.

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    iPad promotional video showing Flash content (9 to 5 Mac)


    AppleInsider followed up
    with a similar analysis also showing a promotional image of the iPad on Apple's site displaying Flash content from The New York Times. The newspaper's The 31 Places to Go in 2010 feature includes a Flash-based slideshow that displays properly on a Mac and in the iPad promotional rendering, but not on an iPhone, which lacks Flash capabilities as the iPad did during Wednesday's presentation and in the media hands-on that followed.

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    Portion of Apple iPad promotional image showing Flash content


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    Is flash in the iPad's near future? One side of me thinks that Apple wouldn't fake something to this magnitude, so it must be real; but there is the argument that Adobe still says flash on the iPad is restricted...
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    same exact thread was posted two topics down...
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    I would suspect that it does have flash, and that apple just didnt want that to be an aspect of it, because supporting flash would blow some its other features clear out the water
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    This is the THIRD time this has been posted.
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