Everybody’s wondering whether the lack of confirmation from Apple regarding Flash support for the iPhone means that we won’t be seeing it (at least in the 1.0?).
If it’s true, to me this puts a fuzzy spin on Apple’s commercial claiming that the iPhone’s browser is “just the internet”…
To get an idea for how important Flash is to the internet, try removing the plugins (from /Library/Internet Plug-Ins), relaunch Safari, and see how many errors you get cruising the web.
I suppose the problem could be mitigated somewhat by simply ignoring the Flash content, as opposed to showing an error. But I think the iPhone still needs Flash. Even if it’s only “kinda-sorta” Flash support.
(Note: In case it’s not obvious, the image below is NOT a screen capture or picture from a real iPhone. It’s just my snarky prediction of what iPhone’s reaction to half of the web will be if it doesn’t support Flash.
It’s not the kinda-sorta internet.
It’s just the internet.