Out of the 27% of the twitterverse that disliked or even hated the iPad, what was their biggest complaint? Unsurprisingly, 41% of iPad haters cited its lack of Flash support as their number one gripe.
Of course, Twitter is a self-selecting group as well (I've seen spambots, geeks, and celebrities over there -- in roughly that order), so Attensity Group's analysis is probably not indicative of general public perception of the iPad. While the news media and the online tech community has been on fire all week about the "war" between Apple and Adobe over Flash, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that for average users, the iPad's lack of Flash support isn't going to deter people from purchasing one any more than it did for the iPhone or iPod touch. All the fervor over the Flash issue will eventually die away, but not because Apple's going to cave -- not if Steve Jobs has anything to say about it (and he does).
What do you think about Flash on the iPad? Give us your opinion in a poll by clicking on the "Read More" link below.
[Via Macsimum News]
There's been some extremely lively debate all over the internet on this issue, including here at TUAW. So far my general perception of things is there's been a roughly 50/50 split on Flash, with half of commenters being happy there's no Flash on the iPad or just not caring, and the other half being disappointed, annoyed, or outright angry about it. So let's have a (rather unscientific) poll of our own and see what you really think about Flash on the iPad.
|I'm buying an iPad, and I'm GLAD it doesn't have Flash support||350 (27.5%)|
|I'm buying an iPad, and I don't care whether it has Flash or not||258 (20.3%)|
|I'm buying an iPad, but I wish it had Flash support||213 (16.7%)|
|I'm not buying an iPad, and its lack of Flash support is the PRIMARY reason||137 (10.8%)|
|I'm not buying an iPad, but its lack of Flash support is only one reason why, NOT the PRIMARY reason||160 (12.6%)|
|I'm not buying an iPad, but its lack of Flash support is not a factor in my decision at all||154 (12.1%)|