In 2010, Steve Jobs detailed why Apple would not be investing any efforts to make Adobe Flash run on iPad. Rather than agreeing, Apple’s competitors seized on Flash as something they could hold up as an exclusive feature that Apple’s iOS products lacked. That strategy backfired badly.

Google destroyed its Android tablets prove Steve Jobs was wrong

Thoughts on Flash, one of Jobs’ rare public postings, outlined that Adobe Flash was going to be a technical nightmare on mobile devices and that it would be impossible to support and maintain. Essentially, it ran against the two critical factors Jobs had earlier given for tablet success: they needed to extremely simple to stand apart from regular PCs, and need their tablet-optimized apps to

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