It wasJanuary this year, that An a report from within an Apple town hall meeting revealed that two of the biggest topics discussed were Google and Adobe. We heard some blunt criticisms from Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs, that was particularly targeted against Google and Adobe. In the wake of the iPad launch, Jobs opined that the search firm’s motto of “Don’t Be Evil” is simply “bullsh*t” and that the new rival is fully intent on killing the iPhone with its Android despite the companies’ partnership on iPhone services. He similarly explained his position by pointing out that the aggression was largely one-sided and that Apple hadn’t entered enter the Google’s domain, search.

Jobs was also critical of Adobe by calling it “lazy” and confirmed that the Apple refuses to offer Flash for the iPhone due to stability. Since Flash is the single most common source of crashes for Safari and even the Mac as a whole, it would likely fare poorly on handhelds as well, he opined. Jobs believes that very soon, many sites will move away from Flash and towards HTML5, which supports direct video streaming without a plug-in.

When some one asked him about the Adobe he remarked:

They are lazy. They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it. They don’t do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, the world is moving to HTML5

So one thing is pretty sure that iPad wont have Flash. If the lack of Flash support on iPad really concern you, be sure to check out Apple’s new page for video support.The page lists the major sites that will offer compatible video for its newest gadget. While the usual HTML5 sources (Vimeo, YouTube) are featured, other content providers and major publishers are featured as well.

Till date, these are the sites on Apple’s list (although it’s important to note that just because a site isn’t on the list doesn’t mean it doesn’t support the iPad. Some of the site on the page are listed as under:


Apple’s iPad features Safari, a mobile web browser that supports the latest web standards — including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Above are some sites that take advantage of these web standards to deliver content that looks and functions beautifully on iPad.   [Via Mashable]