David Pogue Says iPhone Won’t Support Java But May Have Flash
David Pogue, the “Mack” in the Mac world from the New York Times Technology pages has published in his blog at the Times some transcripts from John Markoff’s interview with Steve Jobs at Macworld. In it he clarifies what Steve said about the support of java and flash with the iPhone. The most notable, is Steve’s quick negative response about java support. He also leaves the door open for flash support.
When asked about YouTube compatibility and Flash, Steve responded with “Yeah, YouTube - of course. But you don’t need to have Flash to show YouTube. All you need to do is deal with YouTube. And plus, we could get’em to up their video resolution at the same time, by using h.264 instead of the old codec.”
Seems like Steve might be thinking he can just throw his weight around to get Google/You Tube to switch their resolution. Is it me or is Steve getting a little cocky?