Adobe has received the cold shoulder from Apple ever since the first iPhone was released 2007. However, it seems that Adobe is trying to make their first move to improve the situation by releasing Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0 that allow people to watch flash player on iOS products like iPhone and iPad although Apple has not supported Flash yet.
Even before the legal dispute between these two companies, they had not been in a good term with each other. The release of Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 seems to soothe the situation. In reality, Safari web browser on iOS device does not support Flash, but with this new product of Adobe, the way Flash works on iOS device will change. Flash Media Server will figure out flash-containing websites, and then automatically switch such contents into new format that suits iOS products.
Adobe Flash Player on iOS
Up until now, only .flv extension is supported by Flash Media Server. The normal .swf type used in advertisements will be supported very soon in the near future. The release of Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0 will significantly ease the job of digital content publishers as they are carried out via two iOS-compatible tools: HTTP Dynamic Streaming and HTTP Live streaming. So, in a nutshell, Adobe does not really install Flash on iOS device, but it is capable of offer the same benefits to users as the original software. Instead of using CPU in image processing, Flash Media Server 4.5 will stay in charge of the whole Flash content process, then repacking the content for streaming. Thanks to this iPhone app development, iOS device will no longer need to spend enormous resources in displaying Flash contents, as well as avoid possible errors caused by using original Flash software.
Good news for iOS users right?