Originally Posted by DCQ
Wait a second, I thought Safari was supposed top be a "full" non-crippled browser on the iPhone. Remove Java and Flash from any browser today, and I'd call that crippled.
I'm inclined to agree with that, especially Flash.
Originally Posted by outsider
I figured it wouldn't work on iphone because it's possibly a different CPU. If it's not X86 then it'll need recompiled. Java doesn't really get used that much these days as you just see it in Applets. I imagine they're trying to save as much space as possible and the Java VM can be a bit big.
However, that is only in the context of Safari. Including Java for other purposes would have been great and would have allowed the iphone access to lots of software already available for other Palmtops.