Flash Received 7 Million Download Requests On iPhones
By now, we all know why Apple doesn’t want Flash on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, but you can’t deny there’s a lot of demand for it. Adobe says that they received a total of roughly 7 million download requests to install a Flash player plugin that came from iPhones and iPod touches in just the month of December, 2009. It may not be all that surprising, but it’s concrete evidence of just how many users out there would prefer Apple let Flash run on their iPhone.
There are arguments on both sides of the spectrum in terms of what would be best for the future. The argument that abandoning Flash on the iPhone and iPad would help foster adoption of HTML5 in it’s place does make sense when you consider the problems HTML5 solves, but it also means that all the cool Flash stuff on the web is inaccessible to those devices, preventing users from getting that content.