a) What are all these other portable devices not made by Apple that have Flash? Even the Firefox Mobile developers disabled Flash because it was battery draining cpu hog.
b) In contradiction of the baseless assertion that Apple wishes to maintain, "control of distributing everything over the app store, " Apple has recently signaled to developers that Apps that are nothing more than views of web content are not appropriate as apps. Apple wishing to maintain a healthy app ecosystem for the iPhone is not equivalent to wanting to control all content on the iPhone/iPad.
Flash has had its day and its time is almost over. If Adobe were smart, they'd be working on producing kick-ass HTML5 development tools, instead of clinging to the past. If designers are smart, they'll start learning HTML5 now and brace themselves for the transition. Otherwise, both will quickly find themselves left out in the cold.
Edit: And consumers don't care. They aren't calling Apple out for not having Flash on the iPhone/iPad, but they do expect content providers to have their content available for them. Content providers realize this and will either get on board or watch someone else eat their lunch.
Did you seriously not even look at the link I posted? It's all right there plain to see: Flash working perfectly on the iphone. Besides that, 10.1 is coming to Android. I won't even make much of a comment on the firefox mobile team: a group of people who utterly abandoned the WM platform because of their own failure.
Baseless assertion? Oh, so Apple doesn't wish to control such a thing. Ok, please show me how that's true. And we're not talking about fetch and send apps here. Flash content over a mobile browser could mean many things, including entire webpages devoted to distributing iphone/ipad specific content on par with what you find in the app store, thus bypassing Apple's control over what content is allowed in the app store. Really, you're going to argue with me on that?
It's funny how you say if they were smart, as if a bunch of morons developed flash lol
What I see here is a bunch of stupid reasons to get rid of something that's not broken, and these stupid reasons stem from misinformation by Apple.
No, I've got a fairly steady paycheck as a fortune cookie writer (BTW, You will inherit some money or a small piece of land.)
Also, I'm fairly certain I'm not the first person to use an adult word around here.