1. cmaier's Avatar
    Mossberg just confirmed the rumor that in the "next couple of months" flash support is coming. This opens up the possibility of much better webapps (i still want a real sdk). Would be even better if the flash applets could be stored locally, rather than having to navigate and re-download over edge whenever you want to run a scientific calculator, though.

    Link: http://mailbox.allthingsd.com/200707...apples-iphone/
    07-05-2007 01:02 PM
  2. Malatesta's Avatar
    How do you think it will affect EDGE? (I know nothing of Flash file sizes).

    I wonder it if can be disabled.
    07-05-2007 07:21 PM
  3. surur's Avatar
    You cant disable picture loading. Why would you want to allow flash to be disabled? You don't want to confuse the user with choice, do you?

    Surur
    07-05-2007 08:02 PM
  4. cmaier's Avatar
    at the moment you can't load flash, either, surur, so your answer, while cute, is pointless
    07-05-2007 08:26 PM
  5. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    at the moment you can't load flash,...
    I'm pretty surer Surur's comment regarding flash was intended as future tense.
    07-05-2007 11:16 PM
  6. cmaier's Avatar
    yes. he's saying "now you can't tell it not to load images so in the future you won't be able to tell it not to load flash."

    And my point is that if they're adding major features like flash, they just might add a minor feature like "don't load flash." It's all speculative.
    07-05-2007 11:25 PM
  7. vinman's Avatar
    You don't want to confuse the user with choice, do you?

    Surur

    Wow, so now all of us who use iPhones (or are going to soon) are just mindless drones because we are opposed to your viewpoint. Really nice - even for you.

    Based on what I've been reading here and on other forums, the iPhone is, for the most part, making it's owners pretty happy. I know that is deeply troubling to you, but it seems to be the trend...

    Go wait for your Omni and let us enjoy the iPhone.

    :thumbsdn:
    07-05-2007 11:38 PM
  8. surur's Avatar
    You don't want to confuse the user with choice, do you?
    I did not make up this phrase. It may even have been oalvarez. Dont blame me for Apple's design philosophy.

    Surur
    07-06-2007 02:40 AM
  9. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    I did not make up this phrase. It may even have been oalvarez. Dont blame me for Apple's design philosophy.

    Surur
    Is it your goal to constantly paint Apple and their device negatively? Apple's devices are elegant and simple to operate. That's the philosophy behind the iPod and that is why consumers buy them up. Now i'm sure some have convinced themselves that people only buy iPods/iPhones because they're "cool" or some such nonsense, but the fact is it's because they're the best products on the market with their feature set. People like the interfaces that Apple makes, they like the added benefit of having devices that are approachable, they like having a nearly flat learning curve.
    07-06-2007 07:45 AM
  10. cmaier's Avatar
    AnteL0pe - you are arguing with a guy who probably thinks windows mobile is the pinnacle of elegant user interface design.
    07-06-2007 09:37 AM
  11. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    AnteL0pe - you are arguing with a guy who probably thinks windows mobile is the pinnacle of elegant user interface design.
    oooohhhhh.... :shake:
    07-06-2007 12:48 PM
  12. vinman's Avatar
    I did not make up this phrase. It may even have been oalvarez. Dont blame me for Apple's design philosophy.

    Surur
    Oh surur, you're right - I apologize. It's very uncharacteristic of you to make snide remarks about iPhones and their users. My mistake.

    Still, :thumbsdn:
    07-06-2007 01:02 PM
  13. cmaier's Avatar
    Some dude on howardforums says that iphone already displays the first frame of flash animations. anyone confirm that?
    07-07-2007 05:30 PM
  14. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    i've not seen that happen.
    07-07-2007 05:34 PM
  15. cmaier's Avatar
    when you load a page (say the ny times) with a flash image on it, what appears? empty space?
    07-07-2007 05:39 PM
  16. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    it gives the standard "missing plugin" icon that Safari shows.
    07-07-2007 05:55 PM
  17. MacUser's Avatar
    AnteL0pe - you are arguing with a guy who probably thinks windows mobile is the pinnacle of elegant user interface design.
    I guess beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder
    Yuck!
    07-08-2007 07:56 AM
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