The controversy around Apple’s refusal to support Adobe’s Flash technology on its iPhone, iPod touch or iPad rumbles on. CEO Steve Jobs has published an open letter titled ‘Thoughts on Flash’ which offers six reasons for the company’s strategy. It includes criticism of Adobe’s claim that 75% of video on the web is Flash-encoded. “What they don’t say is that almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads,” he writes, citing YouTube as the prime example. He also slates Flash’s security and reliability, says it’s too battery-sapping for mobile devices, and unsuited to touchscreens. In a word: oof! Source: Apple
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