Safari on mac OS Sierra deactivates Flash by default, only turning on the plug-in when user requested.
Chrome, Firefox, and most other modern web browsers also have web plug-in safeguards in place due to repeated security risks.
For users who are on systems that are not able to run Flash Player 16, there is an update to Flash Player 13 (22.214.171.1249) that addresses the latest vulnerabilities.
APPLE-SA-2015-02-05-1 OS X: Flash Player plug-in blocked Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player 126.96.36.1995 and 188.8.131.529.
It doesn’t display it natively on the device, but that doesn’t affect its performance at all.
The reason for such a decision was the fact the Flash technology uses more CPU resources and it is not as effective on a mobile platform.
Flash technology from is extremely important for the website content, animations, videos and games, and so on.
When the i Phone was introduced to the public for the first time in 2007, it was along with the Safari mobile browser.
It suffered from a bit of slowdown during the first few seconds, but it quickly started running smoothly.
As you see, the app not only allows you to play Flash videos on your i Phone or other i OS device, it also gives you some nice additional options, like the choice of watching Flash video in full screen or watch it play right on the page as you can see below.While every day more and more websites support other technologies besides Flash (like HTML 5 for example), many still rely on Flash exclusively, especially for movies.