It’s true! Flash has been ported to the iPhone 4, and it’s up and running today.
Steve Jobs has made very clear in his keynote addresses that he will not endorse technologies such as Flash 10.1, instead opting for “technologies with a bright future” – in this case HTML5. As a result, the iPhone and iPad’s Safari browser do not come bundled with Flash support.
However, he does not seem to realize that Flash accounts for a significant percentage of interactive web content and HTML5 is still in it’s infancy. As such, iPhone users are stranded without a large portion of what would make their web experience complete.
The inevitable has therefore happened, and Flash 10.1 had already been ported to the iPad by Comex, and now, Grant Pannell has compiled the resulting code to work on just about any modern i-device – as long as it’s an armv7 (in other words, the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad and the iPhone 4). You’ll need at least iOS 4 on the iPhone, and iOS 3.2.x on the iPad.