Flash's days may be numbered, anyway
A massive and exciting upgrade to the underlying technology powering the Web is currently underway, and it's called HTML 5. Thanks to Microsoft leaving most of HTML 5's specifications out of Internet Explorer (the most popular desktop browser by a longshot), widespread proliferation of HTML 5 is years off -- perhaps even a decade away. But it's a different story on the iPhone (home to the most popular mobile browser by a longshot), where the latest version of Safari already supports HTML 5. Why does this spell doom for Flash? Because HTML 5 includes things like Canvas for animating graphics, audio and video tags that make plug-ins obsolete, and local data storage for applications that can work offline. In other words, it's taken a lot of the Rich Internet Application goodies you can only get from Flash (or Microsoft's Flash clone, Silverlight) and built them right into the browser. HTML 5 could potentially kill Flash off someday, so you have to wonder if Apple sees Flash on the iPhone as a technological step backward.