The iPhone and iPod touch was one fatal flaw. Commentators, experts, all who have used these devices and those who hated it happy Apple: “Apple is incapable of even that!” April 3, 2010 began selling the iPad, which is also not supported Flash, and indignation of the audience has exceeded all conceivable limits.

And then Steve jobs explained why Apple does not and likely will never support Adobe Flash on their mobile devices. The text of his statement is still on the Apple website. 1 700 words. Page of typewritten text. Steve, all laid out on shelves, those who are more intelligent thought and critical publications are seething with anger and hatred, but it was obvious that they are ridiculous. Over time, the App Store has allowed several third-party apps support Flash, but in a sensitive region of its mobile operating system, Apple this technology (or platform) and was not allowed.

Since 2008, Adobe was working on a lightweight version of Flash for the iPhone and iPod touch, but to meet the requirements of the Apple developers of Flash Lite (I think that’s exactly how the project was called – could be wrong, this was long ago) and failed. Adobe has closed the project “mobile Flash”, and engaged in the multimedia capabilities of HTML5, in strict accordance with the precepts of Steve jobs (anyone from Adobe does not say, to their passion for HTML5 Steve and his statement had nothing to do).

As developed in Adobe Flash

In 2010, the multimedia platform Adobe Flash dominated the the global network, HTML5 which bet Apple was very promising direction, but is still greatly inferior to Adobe Flash in multimedia. Problem HTML5 becoming obsolete, but those who still believed the statement of the jobs stupid amateurish antics were serious arguments in favor of Adobe Flash. I read the argument that Apple will sooner or later come to their senses and stop this nonsense, made very intelligent man, but to find the publication I could not, she appeared online in 2011 or 2012. Though not in mobile devices, but in General the position of Adobe Flash was absolutely unshakable. The attempts of competitors (Microsoft Silverlight and others) to press the Flash not serious were not successful, open HTML5 technology was the only reasonableIn 2010, not all believed in the success of multimedia HTML5. But Steve somewhere already knew that this is the way of the future.

Adobe is still releasing new versions of Flash Player for multiple platforms, including macOS. Some browsers still support Adobe Flash. The experts are still discussing its merits and shortcomings, as if someone was planning something in it to fix it – but the decision has been made, the latest version of Adobe Flash Player will be released in 2020, most likely at the end. What I came up with a very small group of enthusiasts in 1995, when the Internet was not what it is today, will go to the periphery of our lives in the year 5G, WiFi 6, introducing surround vision to a normal mobile device in the past in 1995, a quarter of a century the world has changed beyond recognition, that’s just not clear – for better or Vice versa. And what the world will be in the next 25 years?

Adobe is still releasing new versions of Flash Player for multiple platforms, including macOS

Adobe continues its support for multimedia platform Adobe Flash after 2020, but the list is actively used technologies it is no more. And iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, which were to die an inglorious death at the beginning of the 10 years of this Millennium due to the inability of their operating system for multitasking and Adobe Flash is still alive.

The history of the emergence of Adobe Flash

History multimedia platform Flash started in San Diego in 1995. It was created by a small company FutureWave, founded in 1993 by former employees of Silicon Beach Software, by that time became a division of Aldus Corporation. They managed to create a good Doodle vector SmartSketch tablet computers AT&T EO Tablet Computer. Paint turned out great, but the tablet for which it was intended had no success.