New MacBook Airs Are Shipping Without Flash

Apple has made its feeling towards Flash abundantly clear. So, when reports started rolling in that the new MacBook Airs were shipping without Flash pre-installed, many people assumed it was because Apple had gone from not liking Flash to REALLY not liking Flash and just not told anyone.

Well apparently that's not the case. The reason the new MacBook Airs don't ship with Flash is because Apple wants to ensure users get the most up to date version of the software. Engadget cites Apple spokesperson Bill Evans as saying this is something that users will start to see with all new Macs as time goes on.

"We're happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe," said Evans.

Source: Engadget

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  • Trashit
    If I had spidy senses they'd be tingling right now. People do know that flash can and does include an auto update feature? Bill Evans's comments are definitely registering a high reading on my bullshit-ometer.
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  • stingstang
    Jane. How did you get that picture of me? And what sort of camera has a shutter speed that fast?
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  • cookoy
    wonder if that reason applies also to QuickTime?
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  • warezme
    BS, why not just ship the expensive trinket without an OS..., that way when the user gets it, they can download and install the LATEST version and be sure to have the have the BEST experience EVER!
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  • Trashit
    If I had spidy senses they'd be tingling right now. People do know that flash can and does include an auto update feature? Bill Evans's comments are definitely registering a high reading on my bullshit-ometer.
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  • cookoy
    wonder if that reason applies also to QuickTime?
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