Well this certainly is rich. Some security pundit for IT World believes that Adobe is so incensed at Apple’s shot against their flash to iPhone compiler that legal action may be on the horizon.
So, unless things change drastically between Apple and Adobe in the next few weeks, from what I’m hearing you can expect to see Adobe taking Apple to court over the issue. It’s not going to be pretty.
There’s absolutely no legal recourse at Adobe’s disposal. The iPhone is Apple’s platform, and they can run it however they see fit. And if that means no flash to iPhone compilers, then that’s the way it is. Like it or not, it’s Apple’s playground and they can make the rules.
And if we’re to follow the logic of flash enthusiasts for a second, if we consider Flash’s insane market penetration (around 95%), won’t Apple’s refusal to support such a ubiquitous technology be detrimental rather than beneficial? If mobile flash was really all that great, why aren’t the masses predicting the demise of the iPhone?
Adobe is in a bind because Apple’s anti-flash stance is unshakeable. Adobe’s only hope is to make the mobile flash experience so amazing that Apple will be forced to support it in order to keep their customers from leaving to other mobile platforms.