Engadget discovered that Apple is no longer pre-installing Adobe's Flash plugin on new Mac computers. Apple spokesman Bill Evans claims security is the reason behind this move, although we doubt that this was the main motive.
Apple spokesman Bill Evans just pinged us with the official word on the situation, claiming that it has more to do with making sure users have the most recent version of the software and less to do with politics. Here's the word from Apple:
We're happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe.
Interestingly, he also notes that this will be happening across all Macs in the future, though there may be some models still in the channel with Flash pre-installed.