This is not a Adobe vs Apple thread nor does it involve any ranting. This my take on the whole situation. I just wanted to get this off my chest, and yes its a wall-of-text. 1. Why is not the iPad? They're two reasons. First, its the iPhone OS. Can't get anymore obvious then that. The second is Adobe's track record of Flash on Mac OS X. Sure it works on Windows; then again Adobe has been favoring Windows for a while, I mean they we're late on making universal versions of they're apps for Intel Macs. That could have easily been solved with a simple patch. Now the iPhone OS uses a great deal of code from OS X, we found this out this out when Leopard got delayed. Since Flash t crashes a lot, Apple had to do they're part to make sure it happens less with Snow Leopard and Safari 4 by letting the plugin crash, instead of the browser. Google though of it first, with Chrome, so its nice Apple adapted it. Apple can't fix Adobe's problem (why should they?). The only reason they can't is because its Proprietary Software, ie. not Open Source. So even if they wanted to, they couldn't. Of course, these crashes aren't just limited to just the Mac. No OS is perfect. You'd be foolish to think so. 2. Apple is greedy. They know Flash would hurt they're business . Short answer: WRONG! Long answer: Wrong! If Flash put a dent in they're Apps business, then all that pirated media on your iPod would have already put iTunes out of business a loong time. In fact its that whole scenario is flawed, period. Are Apple greedy bastards? Maybe. Then again, so is EVERY OTHER CORPORATION. 2.1 Hulu (and other video streaming services) Hulu has been out for ages on the web, the iTunes Store would have been long gone by now. If you go by that logic, they would be no entertainment industry. Further more, Hulu just makes you want to buy it even more (physical or digital) since its just being streamed. Same can easily be applied to radio. 2.2 Flash Games Flash games are never as good as the native thing, in my opinion. They're fun and all but 98% of them arn't designed for touchscreen devices. Just like putting Windows (or OS X) on a tablet, most we're meant for the keyboard and/or mouse. NOT FINGERS. You also gotta worry about native support, since every browser is different. For example, to bring up the keyboard on the iPhone may not work the same Android, ect. So aside from point & click games and maybe a few that require mouse only, your pretty much out of luck. 5. Is there any work around? Two. You can jailbreak the damn thing, and shut up. Or wait for Adobe to release Flash Pro CS and wait for developers to get they're hands on it. In Flash Pro CS5, when your done with your project, simply export/compile the finished product in .ipa format. Its being tested on in Adobe's labs right now. 4. I DON'T CARE! I HATE THE IPAD!!! YOUR NOTHING BUT A FANBIO SUCKING UP TO APPLE!!! Don't want it? Don't buy it. That simple. I'd say more but really they're really isn't anymore to say. Flash isn't that big of a deal to me. Just tired of people b*tching about it. I'm aware my opinions may not be totally bullet proof.