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  • Rumor: Adobe to Bring Flash to iPhone


    Adobe and ARM have announced that they are working together to optimize and enable Adobe Flash Player 10 and Adobe AIR for ARM Powered devices. The optimization is targeted to the existing ARM11 family, which includes the iPhone.

    They have jointly released this statement;

    “The collaboration is expected to accelerate mobile graphics and video capabilities on ARM platforms to bring rich Internet applications and Web services to mobile devices and consumer electronics worldwide.”

    The details of this joint venture are somewhat lacking but it appears to be that the optimization will deliver Adobe Flash to existing mobile devices that are based on the latest ARM platforms. The optimization is set to be available in the latter half of 2009.

    PC Magazine writes, “devices with at least 200 MHz processors, more than around 16 Mbytes of RAM and a 'completely capable [Web] browser' will be able to render Web-based Flash content." The iPhone of course fits right into all of the said categories and has caused speculators to wonder if this could mean Flash functionality for the current iPhone.

    However, just back this past March Steve Jobs, claimed that the iPhone is not capable of the full Flash support;

    “As Jobs put it Tuesday during the company's annual shareholder meeting, Apple's iPhone, with all its cutting-edge mobile Internet trickery, needs something much better than the current Flash player that Adobe makes for cellphones. The Flash Player option that fits the bill is made for devices like laptops that are larger than the iPhone; as a consequence, it performs too slowly on the iPhone, he said.”

    In the end the decision is up to Apple. Although current iPhone SDK terms prevent Adobe from creating a fully integrated version of Flash for the iPhone.


    Source: Mac Rumors: Apple Mac Rumors and News You Care About
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rumor: Adobe to Bring Flash to iPhone started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. iskamel's Avatar
      iskamel -
      ha ha flash will be on android before the iphone lol, no offense I had a iphone for like 6 months but had to ditch it when the g1 came out and now we get flash within the first 4 months of it's release lol, wow. But time will tell if android will outperform OS X
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by iskamel View Post
      ha ha flash will be on android before the iphone lol, no offense I had a iphone for like 6 months but had to ditch it when the g1 came out and now we get flash within the first 4 months of it's release lol, wow. But time will tell if android will outperform OS X
      No.
      Plain and simple.
      Google is good for things less physical.

      Have you seen the GPhone?

      Just lacks the appeal apple does.
      Not to mention that Apple, although restrictive, has great marketing technique and apps are getting better everyday!
    1. blazingangel1986's Avatar
      blazingangel1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by knowtheobscure View Post
      Im tired of hearing about this... just do it already.
      Amen
    1. iskamel's Avatar
      iskamel -
      Quote Originally Posted by aries_green_monkey View Post
      No.
      Plain and simple.
      Google is good for things less physical.

      Have you seen the GPhone?

      Just lacks the appeal apple does.
      Not to mention that Apple, although restrictive, has great marketing technique and apps are getting better everyday!

      I know the g1 is not exactly pretty, I admit that, it's damn near ugly while the iphone is very very pretty, but i'm more into what the os's will do, plus u can port android to other phones a lot easier than os x....so in theory i can put android on a iphone and have the best of both worlds lol
    1. Kelly.Baxton's Avatar
      Kelly.Baxton -
      It would be cool to play flash movie on my iPhone...I can't wait!
    1. need_help's Avatar
      need_help -
      i hate apple for not letting this happen
      stupid apple have too many restriction..
      i heard before about the mini opera browser to..but see nothing
      i which they make a windows mobile on iphone.

      hate you apple
    1. Topper80's Avatar
      Topper80 -
      Now here it is 4Q 2009 and still no flash. But cut and paste is here but no flash.