Many websites online contain elements that need Flash Player, these elements are animations, some Facebook games, site navigation menus, photo galleries, most website video players, etc.
If you are using an iPad or iPhone to browse the web you will not be able to see any of the above elements that need Flash Player.
When Apple developed the iPhone and the iPad they (Steve) decided that Adobe Flash Player will not be allowed on these devices.
More on the reasons why there is no Flash on iPad and iPhone ...
The official reason offered by Apple and Steve Jobs is that Flash player is buggy, slow, etc, but... back in 1999 Steve Jobs had some problems with Adobe, more exactly Steve Jobs asked Adobe company to create some dedicated programs such as Adobe Premiere especially for the iMac, and Adobe's executives rejected him saying that "The Macintosh has too few users to make it worthwhile"; Steve Jobs was furious and felt betrayed saying "I put Adobe on the map and they screwed me"; At that time Adobe continued by not making Mac versions for popular programs like Photoshop, that is why most of the current Mac computers have their own programs for video editing, photo editing, word processing, etc, because Apple learned from this and tried to make their own programs that come with the Mac.
Steve Jobs never forgave Adobe and later around 10 years later when the iPad came out, Apple would not allow Flash Player to run on the iPads and the iPhones.
This contributed to Adobe Flash technology downfall starting around 2010, when you can see less and less dynamic flash content on websites; because with iPads being kind of popular, no website owner would like to have content on their site that cannot be viewed by many of their visitors (the iPad users). So sadly, the use of Adobe Flash content on websites is coming to an end, this included animations, some Facebook games, site navigation menus, photo galleries, most website video players, etc.
Sources used in above statements: audio-book about Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson.
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This petition closed almost 3 years ago
We will try to show Apple what users want, if you want to be able to see the beautiful flash content on the web, then sign the petition to show Adobe what we want and ask them to allow Flash Player on iPad and iPhone.