“Apple has stopped bundling Adobe Flash on new Macs, ostensibly so users could obtain the latest, secure version themselves, but vastly increased battery life seems to be another leading reason,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“According to testing performed by Chris Foresman of Ars Technica, the new MacBook Air can last for a full six hours after loading a series of webpages in Safari, but its battery performance drops down to four hours once Adobe Flash is installed and the same sites are loaded,” Dilger reports.
Dilger reports, “With Flash ads consuming as much as 33 percent of the MacBook Air’s battery potential, it’s no wonder why Apple has demonstrated no interest in getting a version of Flash installed on its iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, all of which have much smaller batteries.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]