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Get Your Geek On: Jobs Says Flash Unfit For iPhone/iPad

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is going on the offensive against Adobe’s Flash technology. He says it has too many bugs, drains batteries too quickly and is too oriented to personal computers to work on the iPhone and iPad.

In a statement Thursday, Jobs laid out his reasons for excluding Flash – the most popular vehicle for videos and games on the Internet – from Apple’s blockbuster handheld devices.

He cited “reliability, security and performance,” and the fact that Flash was designed “for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers” as some of the reasons Apple will continue to keep the program off its devices.