Insiders who own iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads are likely aware that these popular Apple products don’t play nice with Adobe’s Flash video software. Apple chief Steve Jobs has not held back when it comes to his distaste for Flash, and a war of words has been brewing between the two companies for some time now. Unfortunately for Apple, its rejection of Flash on its small devices could cost it some content from some major Hollywood players.
The New York Post, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that “several large media companies, including Time Warner and NBC Universal, told Apple they won’t retool their extensive video libraries to accommodate the iPad, arguing that such a reformatting would be expensive and not worth it because Flash dominates the Web.”
One of the sleek device’s major selling points is its slick movie and television show playback capability. Being denied content from several major Hollywood studios could come as a blow to Apple’s uber-popular iPad.
How do you think this dispute will shake out, Insiders? Does Apple have something to worry about, or will the immense success of the iPad force reticent content providers to get on board?