The biggest drawback of 3 Apple products (i.e. iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) is the lack of Adobe Flash which renders websites with flash technology pretty much useless on iDevices. After several years of waiting, Apple finally decided to incorporate Adobe Flash into iOS devices.
The news was confirmed after Adobe made an announcement at IBC trade informing about Adobe Flash Access 3.0 and Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5. It’s speculated that Steve Jobs is the person that was holding Adobe Flash from being introduced in iOS devices, claiming that this technology causes instability to iOS. On top of that, Flash technology also increase battery usage significantly which is not desirable to Apple.
It’s a good news indeed, but there is one thing you need to bear in mind. Not all flash-based websites are compatible with Flash on iOS devices. You can only fully enjoy the Flash technology if the web publishers are using Flash Media Server. That being said, it won’t take long for publishers to really take advantage of this Flash technology on their websites because having iOS Adobe Flash on their websites will ensure them to seize the previously untapped market.