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Adobe Flash Coming To iPhone, iPad

Submitted by on May 23, 2012 – 1:56 pmOne Comment

Adobe unveiled big news on Friday: after years of stonewalling from Apple, their signature Flash program will finally be available on the iPhone and iPad. Did Apple suppress years of concerns about the software, or see a version of mobile Flash they liked? Nope- Adobe just found away to push Flash without Apple’s approval.

“Flash Media Server 4.5 allows publishers to create HTTP content and push the same content to iOS devices that it does to Flash-enabled devices in a single stream,” writes BGR‘s Todd Haselton. “Instead of relying on a device’s processor to render the stream, which often degrades battery life and slows a device down, Adobe’s Flash Media Server 4.5 does all the legwork.”

Steve Jobs famously bashed Adobe Flash in a thorough 2010 blog post, saying that it was not supported by iOS because it was unsafe, drained batteries, and he had “never seen it” work well on a mobile device.

What do you think? Will Flash work well on iOS? Who will benefit more- Apple or Adobe?

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