This might not be new but I certainly don’t recall seeing this message before…
I went to watch something on my iPhone earlier and couldn’t. Turns out it was flash and, as you likely know, the iPhone doesn’t support flash. That’s nothing new. What was new, at least to me, was the way the screen presented the message about Flash not working.
In the past I had gotten messages like- “To view this content upgrade your browser and flash plug-in.”
Now the message was far more pointed. Roughly translated it would read–
Listen up, you may want flash but you can’t have flash- at least not on this device. Why? Don’t blame us. It is certainly doable to enable flash on this thing but Apple RESTRICTS the technology needed to make it happen. And until Apple changes their policy you are out of luck. Seriously, we WANT to give you Flash. It would be our pleasure to give you Flash. We are ready to give you Flash. Seriously! But Apple won’t let us. Adobe- Good. Apple- Bad.
As I said, this might be an old message, but I for one have never seen it. Assuming I wasn’t missing this all along, it sure seems like Adobe has taken of the gloves. I’ll be interested to see how this plays out.