A Flash in the 'Pad
It’s hard to believe now, but the lack of Flash on iOS was once a controversial topic. In January 2010, when introducing the iPad to the world, Steve Jobs demonstrated the new tablet’s web-browsing prowess by visiting a website...that required Flash.
When the blue “missing plug-in” icon appeared in place of Flash content on the page, some members of the audience actually chuckled. With all the care Jobs, the master showman, put into his presentations, it was surprising that he failed to sidestep a perceived shortcoming of the product he was demonstrating.