Adobe announced that it will not be continuing it’s efforts to develop an application which allows users to create apps for the iPhone in Flash.
This was huge news last year when designers who were frustrated with Apple and its development limitations could move to another platform. Web design will not have to incorporate this into the design of websites. The decision to include flash in a website will be made by the target platform.
Following industry standards is always a good move, as HTML 5 will be providing much of the features Flash offers.
Here are some comments from Adobe:
We will still be shipping the ability to target the iPhone and iPad in Flash CS5. However, we are not currently planning any additional investments in that feature…. [Apple wants] to tie developers down to their platform, and restrict their options to make it difficult for developers to target other platform.
And a response from Apple: