Good story here: Why Apple Won't Allow Adobe Flash on iPhone | Wired.com. The marvels:
"Don't hold your breath waiting for the iPhone to support Adobe's Flash software: Apple's terms-of-service agreement prohibits it....Allowing Flash — which is a development platform of its own — would just be too dangerous for Apple, a company that enjoys exerting total dominance over its hardware and the software that runs on it. Flash has evolved from being a mere animation player into a multimedia platform capable of running applications of its own. That means Flash would open a new door for application developers to get their software onto the iPhone: Just code them in Flash and put them on a web page. In so doing, Flash would divert business from the App Store, as well as enable publishers to distribute music, videos and movies that could compete with the iTunes Store"
Plausible explanation but of course there is no way Apple can let this continue in the long run - everyone wants Flash on their mobile devices. Zero chance for Apple to keep the lid on like this, imho. What do you think?
Picture via Flickr - well done Martin!