Apple teams up with Adobe for iPhone Flash

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2009

Apple teams up with Adobe for iPhone FlashOnce thought to be building Flash for the iPhone mostly on its own, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has revealed that Apple and Adobe are working together on making Flash a reality on the iPhone. It seems like they’re not going for the watered-down Flash Lite, but it’s also uncertain if we’ll get a full on Hulu-friendly version. No word on when it will be ready.

They’re calling it a “hard technical challenge” and explain that that’s why they are collaborating. Not sure what hurdles they have to overcome, but Narayen is pleased with the progress.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has said that the real obstacle is the nature of Flash itself. Desktop Flash is too resource-heavy for the small processor and low memory of smartphones like the iPhone. Flash Lite is too feature-limited and doesn’t do many of the things users expect Flash to do.

[Appleinsider]

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