Originally Posted by caliminius
The article points what is probably the real reason that Apple doesn't want Flash on it's mobile devices: Flash competes directly with the App Store. It gives developers an alternative method of creating apps that do nothing to promote the App Store infrastructure.
What utter crap.
People point out the one 'flaw' in the new device - it would make more sense and be easier for Jobs to simply include it, give a poorly performing device with crap battery life and then take the flack afterwards when people blame apple for the issues caused by adobe's plug-in.
I still don't see how the itunes revenue argument comes into this, it's simply illogical crap. Youtube and BBC iPlayer offer flash free versions, there are no legal sites that I'm aware of that stream HD movies free of charge over the net (certainly not in europe, where HULU doesn't work either), and music is not affected by this in anyway, and apple sell a hell of a lot more music than they do film.
It's cynical crap and you're missing the obvious point - Jobs needs this device to perform as well as possible - the slightest flaw and you guys will be all over it - flash is nothing but a pile of crap right now and needs fixing, it has nothing to do with apple's revenue - indeed - the lack of flash is going to prevent many people buying and cost Apple a lot more than it would lose via a few lost movie sales.
And the whole point of the app store is that anyone can develop for it - what better way to reach a mass market? Not forgetting that CS5 will port flash to App Store compatible formats - even Adobe are beginning to get it.