That’s a feature that has been expected since the very beginnings of the iPhone. Apple has always turned down Adobe’s request to include Flash on the iPhone, mostly due to the fact that the iPhone (and other phones for that matter) aren’t fast enough to handle most Flash-driven sites. Even Flash Lite, a shrinked-down version of Flash specifically developed for mobile devices, is requiring too much CPU power.

But according to Flash expert Jens Chr Brynildsen, Paul Betlem publicly confirmed for the first time that Adobe is actively developing a Flash Player for the iPhone.

“My team is working on Flash on the iPhone, but it’s a closed platform.” He noted that Apple makes all the decisions, so in other words, the ball is in Apple’s yard at this time. If Apple says yes, Adobe will have the player available in a very short time.

It looks like we’re almost there. I guess the hardest part is not to develop Flash for the iPhone. The hardest part of the job is to get Steve-o approve Flash…

How much do you want Flash? Let us know in the comments why you want (or not) Flash on your iPhone.

  • dk206

    if flash comes online, you know the YouTube app is gunna die LOL