As Apple previewed the new version of its iPhone OS, it also has updated the agreement that developers must adhere to if they want to create applications for Apple devices.
Since the iPhone went on sale in 2007, Apple has not allowed Flash onto the device, essentially shutting Adobe out of the creative process behind building applications for the iPhone OS.
When asked, during his preview of iPhone OS 4.0, Steven Jobs, if there had been any change in Apple’s position on Flash. He simple replied, “No.”
Although it is not official why Apple would want to cause trouble for Adobe in this way, but most probably Apple wants to make it harder for developers to create an application for one platform, like Flash,and then pop out versions for other platforms, like the iPhone or Google’s Android.
Some speculate that it is because most online ads use Flash and Apple wants to replace them with their own ad solution, now called iAd.
And explain is that Adobe turned its back on Apple when the company was deeply troubled, and that Jobs never forgave them, and waited for an opportunity to get back.
Whatever the reason, Apple has gone to war with an old ally Adobe after having gone sore with another ally Google.