iambic9 - 6:22 pm on May 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Demaestro, I completely agree, ignoring customers requests can be very dangerous, understanding what to take on board and what to ignore and how to go about dealing with what your customers want verses what you can / should give them is terribly difficult to balance at times. I'm not saying Apple are right in their descision to block developers, but I do understand their motivation.
If Apple really cared about the battery life they would make the battery removable and allow people to carry an extra charged battery on them
It's better for them if the battery just dies and you have to buy a new phone.*
If usability and battery life were the real reason for stopping flash then they wouldn't have stopped Adobe's plan for a dev kit that would allow websites to convert their flash into something that would work on iPhone.
But they stopped that too... why?
* Like I say, I don't like much of Apple's attitude these days, (see above) strangling developers is not something they should be doing, it was developers that made the transition from OS9 to X the success that it was, they built apps that brought people to the platform, I also seem to remember Adobe being very supportive at that time. It's a very risky play, ignore customers request for flash, burn Adobe and wind up developers, all in the name of control and dominance over a market, if it pays off then maybe they'll be able to justify some of this to themselves, if it doesn't they're in big trouble.
Regarding Flash websites... it's just my opinion.