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iPhone to Include Flash Player

According to Ryan Stewart and the Wall Street Journal, Flash will be pre-installed on the Apple iPhone.

I'm surprised that I didn't see links to this flying all over MXNA yesterday, as I would think that most Flash developers would be really excited to have the ability to publish to an estimated 2 million new handheld devices within the next year. This will significantly increase the installed handheld user base, and very quickly.

It looks like there are still some questions floating around about who exactly is developing the player/plug-in (Apple or Adobe), but this could be a great platform and might even convince me to pick one up and ditch my Treo 700w.

[Update: Gizmodo has a post suggesting that the Flash player will be there for sure, especially since the NYTimes.com page they use for all the TV advertisements shows the Flash video player as loading just fine. Looks like a good clue to me! (via i2fly)]

[Update 2: Mike Downey from Adobe has a good post on the subject, but as we all know now that the iPhone has actually been released: there is no Flash support. I'd bet the farm that there will be soon, however.]

iPhone said,

May 9, 2007 @ 5:49 am

If iphone get an flash player – it will be great. but i thought there is a problem with the iPhone akku?!?!?!

Jake said,

October 3, 2007 @ 10:08 am

I doubt it will ever have Flash player. Mainly because if developers had the ability to use flash on the device then many 3rd party VOip applications and SMS application will appear. By doing this AT&T / O2 / T-Mobile will be losing alot of revenue.

Though i do hope that Flash will appear soon!!

AyamManok said,

October 23, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

yeah.. I think there will be no flash player for iPhone..

mohaned said,

November 15, 2007 @ 1:38 am

Me as a web developer…need a flash player on the iPhone… Cous u know there is PHP, Perl..etc. Firmware to make developing possible on iPhone.

Azzy said,

November 19, 2007 @ 5:26 am

Hey guys, I just got an iphone and wanted to steam videos through the internet in safari. I tried to download the flash player from the internet for the phone. Its pretty useless if you cant use flash. I heard it was coming out for the safari version does any one know when? Thanks :D

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