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iPhobos

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I believe that most us are waiting or expecting that flash will be enabled in the first firmware update or atleast in one of the future updates. But there is no way we can really tell right now. Just try and keep up to date with your Apple news in their website and sites like slashdot.
 

Keith Ellwood

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I believe that most us are waiting or expecting that flash will be enabled in the first firmware update or atleast in one of the future updates. But there is no way we can really tell right now. Just try and keep up to date with your Apple news in their website and sites like slashdot.
id love it if i could play games on Addictinggames.com on my iPhone:), my dream.
 

ahduke99

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whether adobe will have to create a special flash version for the iPhone or not remains to be seen, but since Apple told people such as walt mossberg that flash is coming, it will be coming. how long till it shows up? who knows. Apple released the first update for Apple tv 3 months after it was released. if they do the same for the iPhone, it wont be out till september.
 

PhatKid

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Is this the same as being able to download QuickTime movies and playing them off the web?
No, QuickTime is QuickTime and Flash is Flash. You can already play certain QT movies (I believe), but there is no flash plug-in that allows you to play Flash movies or scripts on the iPhone.
 

macscruff

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flash not installed due to Youtube?

I have the suspiscion that Apple made some sort of agreement with Youtube. Well, of course they did since the Youtube icon is on the iPhone main menu. However, youtube plays all of the videos (FLV format) through a SWF or Flash Player file. In fact, FLV means "Flash Video".

Most other video sites also play vids through a SWF, but the Youtube special section accessible through the iPhone either is the only application that is allowed to use flash or is a player in a different format than flash. I expect the iPhone folks agreed to keep the flash player off the iPhone just so that users could NOT access the other video sites such as Ifilm and google video.

I think the exclusion of the flash player is intention as per some agreement with youtube.

I am a developer using flash as a user interface and working with FLEX as well. FLEX applications are not accessible through the iPhone. I cant express without profanity my frustration.

The worst thing about all this is that Apple promised "NOT a watered down version of the internet" LIE!