updated 10:25 am EST, Tue February 12, 2008
Flash for iPhone soon?
Flash for the iPhone and the iPod touch may be "just around the corner," a new report suggests. The web technology has been in high demand since the iPhone was released in June, not simply for its use in video and animation on many pages, but also for the potential in developing applications and games. Apple has yet to make much public comment on the matter; it is typically said that the obstacle has been battery life, since high activity in the display and processor rapidly consumes energy.
According to the report's source though, the real issue has been "business negotiations," and Flash should thus become available in the very near future. One possibility is that it may be announced alongside the release of the iPhone SDK, which is due later this month. This would give developers much greater flexibility.
The site making the claims is the same that first leaked the v1.1.3 iPhone firmware, demonstrating features such as icon rearrangement and the Google Maps location-finder. The official Apple release proved to be identical.