Flash needs to be on the iPhone. Adobe knows it, Apple knows it, we know it. Due to Flash’s many integrations on the Internet from advertisements to games and even full blown web sites, people are craving this functionality on their iPhone everywhere and a quick search on Twitter shows you what I am talking about. Not to mention it flys in the face of Apple’s own statements that Mobile Safari browses “the true web” as it most certainly does not without Flash, Java and Active-X support.
The Good News, Flash streaming video is close …
Streaming flash video for example can be interpreted by iMobile Cinema but it is only available for 1.x version firmware at the moment. According to the website the 2.x firmware version is in the works. Can’t wait for this to be a reality as it is the main reason I want flash to perform on my phone.
Many sites are also offering iPhone friendly video now as they realize the political lockout of the Flash player may take a while to get resolved.
The Bad News, Wired says it will never happen …
If you read the doom and gloom article over at Wired you may agree with them and give up hope.
Personally, I think they are dead wrong because hackers or 3rd party developers will address the solution if Apple does not. My prediction is that a jailbreak version of the Flash player shows up mid-next year at the latest. Can’t wait.