Apple features support for Animated PNG images in Safari in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

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We didn’t see much of flash support in previous ios versions. In order to beat up competitors Apple took many steps towards bringing vast new changes in the ios 8. Apple seems to have added support for Animated PNGs (APNGs) in Safari in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, according to MacRumors.
As MacRumors points out, Animated PNGs was proposed in 2004 as a replacement for animated GIF images. APNGs are supposed to offer more color and transparency support over GIFs. Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia about the format:

The Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG) file format is a non-standard extension to the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) specification. It allows for animated PNG files that work similarly to animated GIF files, while supporting 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency not available for GIFs. It also retains backward compatibility with non-animated PNG files.

You will be able to see an animated beach ball below on a device running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite, and also in FireFox.
The PNG group had rejected the APNG specification in 2007, so support for the format has been quite limited, and was declared dead for the lack of adoption.
The support for APNG in Safari in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite should give a fresh lease of life to the format.
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