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Adobe ends support for Adobe Flash Player today


The end is officially here for #Adobe #Flash. #As previously announced, #Adobe has confirmed that it will no longer provide support for #Flash #Player after #December 31, 2020, and it will block #Flash content from running in #Flash #Player beginning on #January 12, 2021.

The writing has been on the wall for the end of #Adobe #Flash for years. #Way back in 2017, #Adobe announced its plans to drop support for the #Flash plug-in by the end of 2020, and it is now making good on that promise.

#As #Adobe has worked to wind down #Flash over the last three years, #Apple’s message has been consistent. The company emphasized on its #WebKit blog at the time of #Adobe’s announcement that the transition from #Flash began in 2010 for #Apple users:

#Apple users have been experiencing the web without #Flash for some time. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch never supported #Flash. #For the #Mac, the transition from #Flash began in 2010 when #Flash was no longer pre-installed. #Today, if users install #Flash, it remains off by default. #Safari requires explicit approval on each website before running the #Flash plugin.

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#But of course, the relationship between #Apple and #Adobe in regards to #Flash had been strained for years, ever since #Steve #Jobs famously published his “Thoughts on #Flash” piece back in 2010 to address what was a major point of criticism at the time for iPhones and iPads as computer replacements.

I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on #Adobe’s #Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow #Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. #Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our #App #Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. #Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that #Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true.

#In the letter, #Jobs bemoaned #Flash for its many flaws, including things like reliability, security, battery life, and performance. #While #Adobe contested #Jobs’ claims at the time, #Apple never did bring #Flash to the iPhone and iPad, and #Flash’s downfall began shortly thereafter.

#Adobe has a website dedicated to providing information about the end-of-life plans for #Flash, saying that users should uninstall #Flash from their computers immediately to “help protect their systems.”

#Since #Adobe will no longer be supporting #Flash #Player after #December 31, 2020 and #Adobe will block #Flash content from running in #Flash #Player beginning #January 12, 2021, #Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall #Flash #Player to help protect their systems. #Some users may continue to see reminders from #Adobe to uninstall #Flash #Player from their system.

#You can find more information on the #Adobe website.

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