Apple unveiled their glorious iPad yesterday and it enjoyed a lot of heat from the tech-bloggers as it is nothing more than a big iPod Touch. It even inherits the missing features of iPhone OS too. To name one – inability to run flash content inside the browser. With such a huge con on its side, how can Apple even think of describing it as a netbook-killer? HEre is the quote from adobe flash blog:
It looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple’s DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers. And without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.
If I want to use the iPad to connect to Disney, Hulu, Miniclip, Farmville, ESPN, Kongregate, or JibJab — not to mention the millions of other sites on the web — I’ll be out of luck.
Flash version for the Chromium is in the works as Google does not impose restrictions like Apple does.