I find that news for video developers for the small screen very disappointing. Particularly when YouTube works just fine on my iPhone. Steve goes into depth explaining some technical reasons for the lack of Flash, but in the end basically pushes the ball into Adobe’s court to make it happen.
Without trying to pick sides here, there seems to be a fast growing adoption of the iPhone and after this Thursday’s SDK expected announcements, the iPhone expansion will seemingly continue at perhaps an even faster pace. So where does that leave video developers for mobile applications? There’s Quicktime, and perhaps that’s the real point here. Is Apple simply not working hard on Flash acceptance because it wants greater use of Quicktime? I wouldn’t doubt it, but what do I know?