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Posted: 11/3/2009 6:52:16 AM EST
Because of Apple's restrictive operating system, or so says Adobe:


Link Posted: 11/3/2009 6:52:56 AM EST
Nope.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 6:54:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 6:55:23 AM EST by AcidGambit]
From what I've read, Adobe wants/has/whatever to develop a flash add-on for the iPhone, Apple is the one who says it isn't needed. Go figure, I think it's a pain not having it.

Duh, the graphic explained it.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 6:57:04 AM EST
Apple sticking to the same marketing strategy that killed the betamax.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:04:03 AM EST
No flash and java because free apps could then be written, thus competing with the apps store.

kinda like how your cable company rapes you on internet access because it competes with their PPV


Iphone owner here
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:05:13 AM EST
Lack of foresight.

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:06:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By JohnMikerson:
No flash and java because free apps could then be written, thus competing with the apps store.

kinda like how your cable company rapes you on internet access because it competes with their PPV


Iphone owner here


Hmmm never thought of it that way .... that's absolutely the answer though.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:14:51 AM EST
Flash is pretty CPU-intensive. Allowing access to flash-laden websites would slow the iPhone to a crawl and ruin the "it just works" environment that Apple sells.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:21:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 7:23:11 AM EST by doc_Zox]
Ever have a flash game open in the background on a laptop and have the fans kick on as it idles?
Flash can be a huge power & processor draw

Apple coming out with a phone with a 15 minute battery life would not have gotten good reviews


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Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:56:54 PM EST
As previous posters said, it's a very processor-intensive application.

Also, Apple doesn't allow anything that can load scripts to make it to the AppStore - ostensibly for
security/performance reasons, but also obviously because that opens up all kinds of thing they can't control. I'm sure
the jailbreak community will come out with it evenually.

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