John Gruber after receiving confirmation that new Macs will not ship with Adobe Flash Player installed:

This also absolves Apple of responsibility for the distribution of Flash Player security updates. Recall the controversy last year when Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) shipped with a slightly older version of Flash Player, with a few known security vulnerabilities. Henceforth, Flash Player security updates for Mac OS X are Adobe’s problem, not Apple’s.

That is ominous enough – I was curious to see if the MacBook Air in the Apple Store had Flash on it or not, but I have yet to be able to get my hands on one (a source tells me the stores in Seattle are getting shipments and will have them on display this afternoon).

Posted by Ben Brooks