Is proprietary iPhone video player on the way?

Is proprietary iPhone video player on the way?

Summary: In remarks to analysts yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs clarified why the iPhone does not support Flash.Jobs said a key reason is that Adobe's Flash Player is optimally built for laptops.

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In remarks to analysts yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs clarified why the iPhone does not support Flash.

Jobs said a key reason is that Adobe's Flash Player is optimally built for laptops. Because laptops are larger than the iPhone, the performance of Flash on the iPhone would be too slow.

"There's this missing product in the middle," Jobs said.

When I hear someone such as Steve Jobs utter the word "missing," I don't take the usage of the word casually.

Even though- as you see at the top of this post- iPhone is YouTube compliant, that's just a start. I think this means a special video player platform for the iPhone is on the way.

Do you?

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Mobility

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  • flash / jailbreak

    has anyone installed flash on a jailbroken iphone? is that
    possible? i suspect "flash requires a larger device" is a
    euphemism for "i'm trying to snow this audience".
    hypoxia3
    • Flash is...

      ...pretty CPU intensive. iPhone's can play YouTube, but thats pretty low quality video, and its just video. Some sites can peg a 2GHz processor, so I am not surprised at all when Job's says the iPhone isnt fast enough to guarantee all flash sites will run.
      Stuka
      • Flash hardly runs on PSP

        If you've ever tried using Flash on a PSP, you'd see what they
        mean by "highly CPU intensive." The PSP can hardly run any
        Flash sites properly, and never runs them as fast as a desktop or
        laptop computer. However, the PSP always runs Flash in "high
        quality" mode, so it remains to be seen if it would work any better
        on "low quality" mode. Also, if you've seen how well the PSP can
        run high quality 3D games, it makes you wonder why Flash runs
        so slow, even if it's a relatively simplistic app.
        wcecsharp@...
  • RE: Is proprietary iPhone video player on the way?

    H.264...get a clue.
    SquishyParts
  • RE: Is proprietary iPhone video player on the way?

    It seems to be good solution
    http://voipsipsdk.com/Download.aspx
    it.ragester