Friday, January 16, 2009

Flash Highly Doubted for iPhone

iPhone owners were anticipating a release of Flash Player for the iPhone since it was first introduced a few years ago. Nowadays the highest portion of internet websites have Flash included in some form but with this news iPhone owners won't be satisfied for sure.

According to a lot of sites Adobe Flash Player won't make to the iPhone because it simply voids Apple iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit) Terms of Service agreement...

"An Application may not itself install or launch other executable code by any means, including without limitation through the use of a plug-in architecture, calling other frameworks, other APIs or otherwise"

"No interpreted code may be downloaded and used in an Application except for code that is interpreted and run by Apple's Published APIs and built-in interpreter(s)."

Apple loves to be in control of their products and allowing Flash, or even Java for that matter, will crack Apple's dominance on the App market by making the iPhone capable of running outsourced Apps hence they won't allow it.

Adobe has also shown reluctance about Flash for iPhone. They said trimming up Flash for the iPhone to reproduce "Flash Lite" version simply won't cut it and it will lack a lot of features. It's all up to Apple in the end.


Me7sin said...

would be a nice feature to have, but we can survive without it I guess

btw, new iphone 3g owner from 2 days ;P

this baby is sooooo much better than that crappy blackberry I had....9ij lai galaw, once u go mac...

..:: P.ANONYMOUS ::.. said...

Apple should really work on this issue n find a solution !

mo3ath said...

i don't care wich app i use to view flash files , if the app came from adobe or apple i really don't care ..

all i want is to play flash files :) , i would be amazing when u think about it :)

MacaholiQ8 said...

Mabrouk! Yeah their products are so F-ing addictive! :D

I don't know if they ever will. :/

You're missing the point. iPhone doesn't support Flash and probably never will because Apple have strict policy and Adobe don't really need to present Flash for iPhone unless Apple want.

Patrick Semaan said...

Same apply to Sony Ericsson phones, actually Flash will not work for any 'Symbian' OS based phone, nor Apple Iphones.

Me7sin said...

alah ebarik feek

any idea if there's a chance to get GPS working on this thing though?

il3ameed said...

I was looking forward to it though :/
khairha ib ghairha i guess

MacaholiQ8 said...

Yeah though still there's a better chance to see it on Symbian phones but not the iPhone.

I'm not sure, sorry. :/

Yeah I guess. :/

My.Silhouette.In.Red said...

Macaholic you make MAC seem so easy! Kila min ur blog I'm thinking about switching ;D

MacaholiQ8 said...


Believe it or not, once you get used to it you'll know it is easier than Windows! All you need is some practice.

Mac is more user friendly, doesn't lag/freeze as much, barely has viruses which means you don't have to get stuck with Anti-virus inconvenience. It just Works! :D