Apple is not banning Flash from Mac as they clearly expressed that you are more than welcome to download it yourself, they just won’t be pre-installing it anymore. In case you have been out of touch, let’s just say that the relationship between Apple and Adobe hasn’t been friendly, with many of the punches being thrown by Apple and their CEO Steve Jobs who called Flash ” a buggy battery hog”. Adobe shot back by accusing Apple of being overly restrictive.
For a while their Apple had effectively banned Flashed-based apps from their mobile devices but rethought that position under much public and government scrutiny. Apple’s new ultra-thin MacBook Air will be one of the first Mac’s to ship without Flash installed, but from now on that will be the the standard.
Apple spokesman Bill Evans said Apple simply wanted to make sure users had the most recent version of the software, which is frequently updated. Adobe issued a statement that basically agreed with Apple’s but we can only assume that Adobe is doing proper public relations and that this is just the latest in what doesn’t seem to be a feud that will be cooling off anytime soon. What do you think, is Flash really that bad or is Apple just being harsh?