has tried a number of things in its attempt to get Apple
to break down enough
barriers so the company can get Flash ported on to the iPhone and so far,
nothing has worked. In Adobe's latest attempt, the company is spelling it out
to you, the user, as to why you can't get Flash on your favorite handset.
Previously, when you visited the Flash plug-in download page
from the iPhone
would see a message that informed you no version was available for the platform
you were using. Now, the page reads:
Apple restricts use of technologies required by products like Flash Player. Until Apple eliminates these restrictions, Adobe cannot provide Flash Player for the iPhone or iPod touch.
Adobe is likely trying to get users fired up about Apple's
policies in hopes they will push Apple into making changes. Whether or not
Apple will listen and respond to fired-up customers is another story.
Last month, Adobe did announce that the forthcoming Flash
CS5 Professional would allow developers to write applications in Flash that can
be compiled to run on the iPhone. Whether Apple will respond to this is
anyone's guess, though there's always the chance Apple is assuming users will
be less than impressed by the offerings from Flash programmers.