Adobe, which acquired Macromedia in 2005, the creator and developer of Flash technology, will no longer provide software to support Apple’s iPad, iPhone or iPod touch devices.
Though Safari and other Apple software, such as Mac OS X, will continue to support Flash technology, developers which create Flash content will not be able to port it to the newly released iPad, and existing or future iPhone’s.
The iPad lacked Flash when it was initially released, but it was hoped and expected that Adobe would throw its cards on the table and attempt, at best, to release a version of Flash for these devices.
Pretty stunning how a hardware manufacturer can have this impact. Not only will it mean that flash wont appear on apple devices - it will force almost all mobile apps to use non-flash approaches: no-body wants to code twice.