Apple: “Get Used to No-Flash”
The latest version of the Macbook Air has shipped with no pre-installed version of Adobe Flash. Engadget has a report more or less describing Apple’s reaction as “get used to it”
The other day, we reported on the fact that those tiny new MacBook Airs are shipping without a pre-installed version of Flash. Based on Apple’s recent, vocal anti-Flash opinions, we took it as a sign that the company was putting even more distance between itself and Adobe, but according to a statement we’ve just received, that might not be the case. Apple spokesman Bill Evans just pinged us with the official word on the situation, claiming that it has more to do with making sure users have the most recent version of the software and less to do with politics. Here’s the word from Apple:
We’re happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe.