updated 09:40 am EDT, Thu April 22, 2010
Responds to Adobe dropping iPhone plans
Chambers commented that Section 3.3.1 "has the effect of restricting applications built with a number of technologies, including Unity, Titanium, MonoTouch, and Flash CS5." Adobe is in fact dropping support for Flash-to-iPhone compiling after Flash CS5, and directing most of its effort towards Android, the platform in closest competition with the iPhone. Companies which have already released iPhone apps cross-compiled from Flash may be at risk of having them blocked from the App Store, Chambers warns.
Muller's remark appears to disregard the prevalence of Flash, which is regularly used for videos, slideshows and advertising on the web. The technology is also supported across Mac, Windows and Linux systems, and in a limited fashion on some smartphones. When Flash 10.1 for mobile is released, it should expand the format to Android, BlackBerry and webOS phones. Apple has typically decried Flash because of battery, security, stability and CPU load concerns.