Apple is continuing is full assault on Adobe’s Flash technology. The company’s latest efforts center around seven tech demos which showcase that HTML5 can perform many of the same tasks as Adobe Flash.
Apple prefaces the tech demos by stating:
The tech demos include video and audio playback, photo sideshows (which are often done with Flash on news websites), transitional effects for pictures, a 360 degree view of an iPod touch, and a virtual reality tour of the flagship NYC Apple Store.
Interestingly, even though Apple is promoting an open web with HTML5 and declares that Adobe Flash doesn’t always present a consistent or stable experience for users, Apple’s own tech demos won’t even work unless you download Safari and install it on your computer.
Safari comes pre-installed on every Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad — hence the demos work on these devices — but Apple has left other HTML5-capable browsers like Google Chrome out of the tech demo fun (see image on the right).
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