Will Adobe Flash Player 10 sway Jobs to allow iPhone Safari plug-ins?
The wrangling between Apple and Adobe has been going on for quite a while now, Apple continually refusing to let Adobe bring their Flash plug-in support to the Apple iPhone Safari browser, but the whisper is that just maybe all that will be changing in the near future.
Adobe is currently working on the new Adobe Flash Player 10 beta 2 pre-release is now available, however the significance of the Flash Player 10 pre-release is that it promises to bring a three-fold performance increase to Mac OS X devices. Adobe Player 10 runs the GUIMark benchmark three times faster than previous versions.
That’s all well and good but just how does this bit of information point at Adobe bringing Flash to the Apple iPhone I hear you ask. Well we all know Steve jobs slapped a ban on Adobe from porting their Adobe Flash Lite to Apple’s iPhone, and the full desktop version is by far too much and would slow down the iPhone’s processor. So in answer Adobe is apparently creating an iPhone optimised Flash Player that will throw enough punch to make Steve Jobs happy, and not slow down the iPhone processor.
Unfortunately, the iPhone has been locked down to exclude the use of Safari plug-ins and preventing third-party apps from running executable code.
So the real question is are Adobe tweaking the Flash Player to boost performance of Apple Mac machines in a bid to sway Steve Jobs stance on allowing Safari plug-ins? Let’s hope so.
Source — macrumors