In case you haven’t noticed, the Apple iPad runs a version of iPhone OS that is conspicuously missing support for Adobe Flash media. Despite being billed as the web-surfing tablet to rule them all, the iPad won’t be playing nice with any embedded Flash content. Adobe doesn’t like that. They don’t like that so much, in fact, that Adobe’s Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow has posted a graphic to TheFlash********* that shows the iPad’s limitations in visual form. One of Brimelow’s examples of the iPad’s Flash-shortcomings included a mockup of the iPad viewing porn site Bang Bros, filled with little blue legos that indicate failure to load Flash content. Yup, Adobe is using porn to smear the iPad. Nice.
The smutty image has since been removed from TheFlashBlog, but Wired was quick enough to snap a screenshot of the original content. Adobe apparently isn’t taking Apple (NSDQ: AAPL)’s exclusion of Flash from the iPad too lightly, but we have to wonder how the “porn argument” fits into the equation. Could you imagine using the iPad to “watch” porn? Imagine the awkward positioning, the smudged screen, the… we’ll stop now. Suffice it to say, porn on the iPad would totally redefine what it means to do some “one-handed" typing.