How did Apple get so much Control, to restrict Flash based Technologies over the Internet?
- Apple has control over how, and in what way we use our Internet! I have comcast cable currently, as my ISP, that I pay good money for. Apple has no rights, to control the way I access my comcast Internet! Apple will not allow many formats, such as Flash, that are what make the Internet great! When you buy an iPad, or iPhone, from Apple, their should be no restrictions! Especially, if we are paying our Internet Service Providers. We all pay good money for our Internet Experience, and these stupid restrictions violate our Freedom of Communication! If I am paying $49.99 per month for Comcast Internet, why does Apples have the right to change the way we experience the Internet using their iPad Tablet Computer? We should have all right to access any format, on any device! I can understand, if Apple does not allow Flash, and other Codac's, while we are accessing 3G Only. Yet, when we come home to our WiFi/Paid Service, we should have the right to use the Internet as we please! Apple should not infringe upon our home service. Flash deserves to be apart of Internet service. Not, controlled by Apple. The iPad tablet is a computer, like their Laptop's, All-in-One's, and the other products, that ALL Support Flash. The iPad is in the same sense, a Apple Computer! You do not even have to sign a Contract with any Internet Service Provider with it. Apples Macbook Air, iMac, and iWhatever Computers, offer Flash based codac's. Why should Apple tell us that we cannot access Flash on their Tablet Computers? It's a friggen touchscreen computer! If anything, Apple should only have the right to not provide Flash Based codac's, ONLY in 3G Wireless Mode! But, when you are connected to your (Paid Internet Service Provider), through your WiFi network, Apple should have no authority to irradiate Flash based technologies, that limit the way we interact Online! This should be a violation of Term of Service, through our Internet Service Providers. Right? This control, should be illegal, and am surprised that the FCC let Apple do this! Why should they determine, a different way of using the Internet? Why do they not accept Flash, while we are connected to our Paid Internet Providers? What gives them this authority?
Windows Tablet Computers, and many other Android based phones, allow the use of Flash based Codac's. While at home or not. So, how in the **** do they have the right to tell us how to use a device, connected to our paid service providers? Apple cannot say, to go buy one of our computers, to access Flash, when an iPad is a Tablet Computer, Period! No Contracts! They may win in the iPhone restriction arena, but I do not see how the iPad does not have the ability to function like any other computer. The FCC should know that this is a violation of our freedom of Paid Service, and not interfere!
I would like a genuine response, from the FCC, about why Apple has this type of control. I would like a clear, and honest explanation, (Why Apple has the right to infringe upon, and control our Internet Usage). Also, Why they have this control, in the first place? Don't we have the Freedom in this country, to access the Internet with No Strings Attached? People are not happy with Apples Attitude towards restrictions, and the FCC, should be stepping in about now, to change this nonsense. I am sick, that the FCC is allowing this type of behavior! This is Wrong, in so many ways! They have no right to tell us what we can, and can't do! This is a simple fix Guys. I thought the FCC, is what prevents this type of control. People are using the Internet, as their only means of finding a good job, as well. And, if Apple says that this form, or that video you need to study with is not allowed, then this can prevent any job growth in this country. No job, because the application format, did not work with an Apple Computer, is sick! People deserve the Internet, in anyway that it is available to us. Apple has no right to tell us what we can, and cannot access, over stupidity!
Does the FCC really want to drive Shotgun with Apple? Or does the FCC want to take control, and Demand Apple to sit in the back, or get in the Trunk! LOL! If Apple is not violating our rights, then all Americans, and even people Internationally, need an explanation! (Why Apple has these rights, in the first place?)
I want the FCC to take charge of this Corruption, and tell Apple Inc., that they are restricting use the peoples use of their Communications! Please, the FCC needs to change Apples behavior! It is our freedom as Americans, to communicate over the Internet, any way we please!
e Internet Experience!
Apple is taking charge, FAST! If the FCC has no say in this control, or are allowing this, then what is the FCC really about?
People are paying good money for their Internet Service, and deserve a rich Internet Experience! I thought the FCC was established to prevent these type of restrictions, from companies... Isn't that what the FCC has been about? Our Freedom of Online Communications? Why does Apple have the right, to not allow Flash Support?
I hope for a good response this time, because I have not heard a word from you guys!
This is a big deal! And, cannot stress this enough! Me, and about 90% of Apple users know that Flash Support should be available. They should NOT, have any rights, to prevent the way we use our paid Internet Service, Period!
Go buy Microsoft computer........ You don't the right to say that...
Apple doesn't restrict Flash based technologies over the internet - they just dont allow it on the device they sell. I think this type of practice falls more under the Federal Trade Commission's juristiction (www.ftc.gov) than the FCC's - there is a link at the top right corner of the FTC site to submit a complaint. Could be totally wrong about this, but I am reasonably sure that the FTC would handle that type of complaint.
Hello there I though I might respond to your questions.
First to make things clear Apple has restricted flash on all its mobile device, not their computers. Any Macbook or iMac is able display flash.
Secondly the iPad is not basically a computer. It isn't a netbook, notebook, tablet or whatever PC you can think of, its not even a Mac. The iPad is a mobile device designed to meet the needs between a phone and a laptop. This does NOT male the iPad a computer.
Ok so now that we know the iPad is really a cool oversized PDA, we can move on to Apple restricting your internet usage.
Apple dropped support for Flash not to control you internet viewing experience, but rather because of propriety licenses, incompatibility with touch interfaces and a high crash rate when making use of flash, also flash is not power efficient.
Ok so with the reasons for dropping Flash behind us, lets move on to the FCC. The FCC is not in a position to take on Apple because they have done nothing wrong. Apple has merely excluded a common but not omnipresent, web standard from running on their mobile devices.
This is like saying Nokia is infringing on your right to communication when they produce phones that doesn't support MMS.
Lastly I would like to congratulate you on not thinking like a capitalist and putting well anything a head of money. Very socialistic, thats nice.
Me and 90% of my South African brethren are sick of seeing slow witted Americans try to change the world.