Flash 'CPU hog, a source of security holes and old technology', says Steve Jobs

According to Valleywag, Steve Jobs continued his negativity towards Flash, calling it a "CPU hog," a source of "security holes" and "old technology" - comparing it with other older technologies that Apple has apparently encouraged people to ditch, such as floppy drives, FireWire 400 ironically Apple's creation in the first place, and CDs because of […]

According to Valleywag, Steve Jobs continued his negativity towards Flash, calling it a "CPU hog," a source of "security holes" and "old technology" - comparing it with other older technologies that Apple has apparently encouraged people to ditch, such as floppy drives, FireWire 400 ironically Apple's creation in the first place, and CDs because of the iTunes Store. At the Wall Street Journal, Jobs is reported to have said that the iPad's battery life would degrade from 10 hours to about 1.5 hours if it used Flash, blaming having to spend extra CPU cycles decoding it. However, you may wonder how they can know this unless they have performed tests of Flash on the device, and as Valleywag point out it "sounds like an unfair comparison; the iPad would unlikely achieve its advertised 10 hours of maximum battery life while continuously playing video of any sort, iPad optimized or not."