Early last month, Adobe announced how they can add flash to the iPhone using their new Adobe Flash Professional CS5 software. The only catch is, they will run as iPhone applications instead of using any form of built-in Flash support within the Safari browser.
Now Adobe is getting more and more unhappy with the fact that Flash is not allowed to be run on the iPhone while it is on many other smartphones. When you try to load something that requires flash and go to download Flash, you are now met with this excuse from Adobe, blaming Apple for not allowing Flash:
“Flash Player not available for your device. Apple restricts use of technologies required by products like Flash Player. Until Apple eliminates these restrictions, Adobe cannot provide Flash Player for the iPhone or iPod Touch.”
Personally, I couldn’t care less about Flash. There are other things I’d rather have in my iPhone and Flash is not exactly a technology that uses very little CPU (and battery) either. But for the sake of Adobe, Flash whiners and Flash lovers, I do hope that Apple will allow it sooner than later. I understand why Apple won’t, they have a pretty good deal going on with their App Store at the moment, but all the others are supporting Flash, more or less, so Apple can’t just sit back forever.