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Apple, Adobe Flash and H.264 - an infographic explanation

Enrique Serrano (@eserranocom) designed this tall banner-style infographic, Apple, Flash and H.264, to help explain the conflict between Apple and Adobe Flash.  There’s a lot of history between these two mega-companies, and even after Apple posted Steve Job’s Thoughts on Flash, it’s still not easy to understand what’s going on.

Since so much has been said about not having Flash support in the devices of Apple(mainly the Apple iPhone and the iPad) I put together as much facts as possible about Apple, Adobe, the iPhone and Flash, plus some on video codecs including Theora, H.264 and HTML 5 video.

I hope these infographics help you better understand the big picture with the current situation of these technologies and companies.

Mixing a timeline, bar charts, 100 circles, a couple pie charts and some illustrations, Enrique does a good job of covering most of the angles between Apple and Adobe.

Originally posted on Treble Click, found on Social Media Graphics.

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I could not even look at the whole graphic after seeing the glaring typos in the timeline.

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjesse

@Jesse: Anyone can claim anything. Please list the typos and your sources.

May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee

That's true. I see two of the typos that Jesse mentions, but I didn't notice them until his comment.

"First Tablet Computer" is at the 1993 location, but labeled 1984.
"iPhone Presented" is at the 2007 location, but labeled 1997.

May 25, 2010 | Registered CommenterRandy

75% videos in the Internet are videos in h.264 inside flash bundle. 90% of this videos are YouTube videos. iPhone works fine with YouTube videos. And many other video hostings just have made their own players for iPhone. Where is the quality comparison between Ogg Theora and h.264? I don't care about free license if product are sucks. Same shit with new WebM (stop talking about Ogg Theora - it's dead already) - it suck against h.264 with quality (watch for details - WebM loses its). Is this the progress when you protecting and promoting much sucky technology only because it's free?

Do you guys saw how Android Froyo's browser works with sites with flash (no need talk about beta - we have this beta long time ago; Apple are tired to cick Adobe ass - this lasy peons can't even made good player for desktop computers)? It's like I'm trying work with modern sites under old IE for WinMo 5. I no need Flash on my iPhone. It's looks like Adobe have no skills to make good and fast flash player even for desktop computers but trying put you slow and stucky technology on mobile devices when its have no much more resources but need work long time in the same time.

Sorry for my english - not native for me.

May 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSergio

Nice graphic presentation. Looks very technical and creative. Nice work !

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdesktop computers
Outstanding infographics! Visually appealing and informative - that's how it should be done.
November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFabian
This is great and Informative!
July 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

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