RUMOR: Flash support on Apple iPhone, iPod touch coming very soon

“We’ve been waiting for Flash support to hit the iPhone ever since…well…it launched,” Andru Edwards reports for Gear Live.

“We’ve had to make do without Flash for almost eight months, and YouTube even had to convert a bunch of their catalog to H.264 in order for the service to be enjoyed on the iPhone,” Edwards reports.

“Well, we’ve just got word from a reliable source that Flash support is on its way to the iPhone, and it should be coming very, very soon,” Edwards reports.

Full article here.

26 Comments

  1. with the skyfire browser coming up quickly, apple needs to act fast to keep the upper hand on windows mobile devices. Google “skyfire” and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a fast desktop-like browser that is dang quick and supports flash and java among other web 2.0 technology. And its going to be free to all windows mobile users.

    Keep it coming, apple!

  2. sorry AshNazg, but you just used the words “fast” “desktop-like” and “windows mobile” all together in a way that is currently illegal in the english language….. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    a little looking shows that “The rendering engine on the device itself, though, is Gecko, i.e. the same thing used in Firefox on the desktop.” or at least several sites seem to claim that. so why should i assume that this will make those dreadful win-mobile toys any less dreadful?

    …i just hope that if we get flash, we have an option to turn it off.

  3. erk: I like your idea…

    And shen: lol… I’ve had the opportunity to use the skyfire beta and, frankly, it’s not half bad… The browsing experience is certainly not like the iPhone’s… touching a webpage vs. using a stylus, plus the iPhone’s keyboard is way faster to use than the “real” keyboards… I’m just saying competition is ramping up and Apple needs to keep pushing the envelope. I never want a Windows Mobile user to say to me… “Oh.. my phone can do that, yours can’t?”.. I like being the one to say that phrase. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. I doubt Flash will take up as much memory on the iPhone a it does on the desktop. In the same way that Apple cajoled Intel to make smaller processors for the Macbook Air, I think they’ll persuade Adobe to streamline Flash for the iPhone. Either that or they’ll come up with some other workaround.

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