A recent MacJury Podcast two parter #1009 and #1010 was devoted to the Flash/Apple arguments and Apple not allowing Flash on the i devices.
The arguments for and against were reasonable but missed completely on aspect, in my view, that of the control of the device and it’s inherent UI.
The iPod/Pad/Phone’s are all non keyboard, non mouse devices. They rely on a complex interaction and gesturing on the control face of the device. Flash is inherently rooted in the older Keyboard/Mouse paradigm for usage. However none of this was raised in the two episodes.
Flash as a simple vehicle to deliver video might in itself be OK on the iP**‘s but to make an application the designer will need to duplicate all the work Apple has done to make the devices what they are Â and to me there would seem littl point in that.