Apple could change its position on Flash to avoid a monopoly investigation

Since the launch of the first iPhone nowadays Manzana prevented Flash at all costs from entering the smartphone ecosystem (which now includes the Ipod touch and to iPad). The reasons, known to all by a letter published by Steve Jobs there are six, in short:

  1. Openness: Unlike HTML5/Javascript/CSS, Flash is a closed environment and is owned by a single company, Adobe.
  2. No need to watch videos – most sites of this type offer players compatible with web standards (again, read HTML5).
  3. Security and performance: Flash is the leading cause of problems on Macs and is extremely insecure.
  4. Battery life: Flash consumes too much.
  5. Flash does not support touch interfaces
  6. Third-party SDKs: Apple has learned the hard way that allowing development layers from external companies only brings problems because they are left at the mercy of their decisions, with no oversight.

But you have to understand one thing and that's what makes this case quite special: in addition to not authorizing the web plugin, it prohibits developers from using the SDK of Adobe CS5 which allows you to create applications for iPhone using Flash. The reason? point six on the aforementioned list, in particular.

All this denial of proprietary technology has made the el United States Department of Justice and the FTC are considering opening an investigation into the company for monopolistic practices.

But according to anonymous sources from Wall Street Journal (which has a virtually impeccable reputation for publishing rumors) assures that Apple is about to change its position in the face of Flashspecifically related to the acceptance of applications made with third-party development kits, such as the one included in Adobe CS5. This change in mindset (and in the agreements developers must accept to publish apps on the App Store) would be enough for the US government not to launch such an investigation.

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