Apple's Jobs Explains Flash Ban

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Steve Jobs says Flash is not secure, reliable or touch-compatible, and that's why it's not a good fit for Apple platforms such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

In what amounts to a pot meets kettle moment, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has laid out a series of reasons why Apple does not support Adobe's Flash on its mobile platforms.

In essence, Jobs said Flash is not fit for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod platforms, claiming that, among other things, Flash is not secure, reliable or touch-compatible enough and doesn't perform well enough to run on Apple's hot mobile consumer products.