Yada yada yada, the iPhone doesn’t support Flash. Everybody knows that by now. If you follow Apple, or just tech news in general, you will also know that their new soon-to-be-released iPad doesn’t support Flash either, as Steve Jobs (by accident, I guess) demonstrated during the iPad keynote presentation.
Personally I don’t care about Flash. I don’t like it and I don’t need it on my mobile device. However, I wouldn’t mind if iPhone/iPad did in fact support Flash, then the whiners would have one less thing to whine about 🙂 But also because there are actually some users who wouldn’t mind draining their battery to take advantage of Flash on their mobile device.
Anywho, Steve Jobs recently took a tour around some newspapers in New York to promote the iPad and he was asked about Flash. He thinks that Flash is buggy and crashes Macs, is a CPU hog and a source of security holes. He also said, “We don’t spend a lot of energy on old technology”.
There you have it – I wouldn’t hold my breath in the hopes of seeing Flash on the iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad anytime soon.
If it’s any consolation, the App Store now has more than 140,000 applications (and over 3 billion downloads), so you should be able to find an app for almost any need.
Otherwise, there’s always the Google Phone, Nexus One…