While reaction is mixed about the iPad – mainly on why do we actually need it and the name of the product – t has a lot of features. However, one of them is not Flash – and that has made Adobe a bit pissed off since they continuously advocating for Flash on iPhone, and it looks like it would be the same for the iPad. The lack of Adobe Flash would not allow users to access sites like Hulu or the BBC iPlayer as they depend on Flash as their video player and not QuickTime.
“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,” the Flash Platform Team wrote in a blog post.
The team, however, has praised that they are going to be using PDF and ePub formats for its iBooks feature, but criticised them for adding their own DRM on the ePub file format, making any other devices outside of the Apple Ecosystem unable to open the book.
Adobe has been one of the most vocal companies that have criticising Apple’s closed app ecosystem where everything is tightly controlled by the Cupertino-based company as all applications must be approved by them before being sold on their App Store.