Don't get me wrong and think I am a hater of all things Apple either - I have a Mac Book Pro and an iPad and I love them. I use yummy G5's at work, but I've also got a Hewlett Packard PC and an Android phone - so as you can tell, I use what I need for specific uses and I don't let the hype get in the way of my own thought processes.... so I really enjoy using Flash and will continue to do so until something better comes along, but up till now, this hasn't happened.... VIVA Flash ;)
This is a good comment made by blogger Dave Bricker (author, designer, educator):
My thoughts exactly. Here is a link to his article, 'Why Flash is not dead and what it means to publishers'.
Flash and HTML5: Why Does Apple Care?Though Apple argues that Flash is unstable and requires too much processor power, skeptics counter that Apple wants to keep animation and rich interactivity confined to Apps sold exclusively through their own App store. Why? Flash empowers content developers to deliver all the graphic splendor and technical sophistication of a mobile application inside the browser. That provides a conduit through which competing alternatives to Apple’s own software offerings (like iTunes) can be deployed, and it offers developers a means of distribution that bypasses Apple’s 30% commission and the requirement to have Apple officially approve their content. It makes the free browser side of the iOS platform potentially as engaging as the App side. Apple has enjoyed an exclusive “gated community” in an otherwise open Internet. Now the gates are being pushed in by the very standards they accuse Adobe of failing to support.
Here is a link to blogger Roberto Blakes article about the topic, 'Why Flash is not dead yet 2012'. Another link I came across is to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols article in ZDNet, who proclaims that 'we all hate Flash and that even Adobe are not too keen'; but he still admits that: 'We can wish Adobe Flash were dead all we want, but there's still no universal replacement for it. And, there won't be one anytime soon' in: 'Adobe Flash: I'm not dead yet!'.