Apple bans Flash in iPhone OS 4.0 developer kit

It’s no secret that Apple doesn’t like Adobe Flash and so it doesn’t really come as a surprise that Apple has banned apps made in Flash along with similar frameworks from iPhone OS 4.0 and future versions of the iPhone operating system reports an article over on pcpro.

The banning of Adobe Flash comes in the iPhone OS 4.0 developer kit licence agreement which means developers who don’t want to accept the new limits in the agreement won’t be able to take advantage of the new features announced during the iPhone OS 4.0 event.

According to the article the change comes in clause 3.3.1 which before restricted apps to using “documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple” however in OS 4.0 the new requirement is “applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++ or JavaScript,” with “intermediary translation or compatibility layers” explicitly prohibited.

We’re not too sure on just how Apple plans on enforcing this new rule, but it certainly stumps Adobe’s plans to release the upcoming CS5 Flash release which packs a packaging tool to bundle Flash apps into executables for the iPhone.

So it appears for now anyway that Apple has successful kept Flash out of the App Store and off the iPhone, that is unless you jailbreak your iPhone of course.

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