Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen on Flash’s Effect on MacBook Air Battery Life

Sean Hollister, for Engadget:

Getting a little more oomph out of your MacBook Air after giving Flash the boot? Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen stopped just short of saying that’s Apple’s fault for not handing Adobe a device ahead of time. We asked the CEO what the greater battery life sans flash in Apple’s new laptop meant for the platform vis-a-vis HTML5 at the Web 2.0 Summit just a few minutes ago. He said it’s really all about optimizing for silicon: “When we have access to hardware acceleration, we’ve proven that Flash has equal or better performance on every platform.”

But it’s not like the MacBook Air is the only Mac that gets vastly superior battery life without Flash. That’s true for all MacBooks.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010