In Apple’s latest hit against Adobe Flash, the most recent update to OS X is now forcing users to upgrade to new versions of Flash by blocking any web content that uses it.
Now when a user of OS X Yosemite with an out of date Flash plugin tries to run any Flash content, they receive this message –
Apple has had a tirade against Adobe Flash for many years, first with its decision to not include Flash on the iPhone and later and perhaps more importantly, the iPad – a decision that initially proved somewhat unpopular. Steve Jobs himself had a personal hatred towards the plugin, writing an angry open letter in 2010 titled ‘Thoughts on Flash’.
“Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now. We don’t want to reduce the reliability and security of our iPhones, iPods and iPads by adding Flash.” – Steve Jobs