Christopher Dawson, writing for ZDNet back in 2011, on the lack of Flash Player support in iOS:
Again, as Adobe representatives put it,
Video in particular is driving demand for the plugin, as people
browsing the Web on their mobile phones “want to have access to
the sort of content they’re used to being able to access,” says
Adobe’s Anup Murarka, Director of Product Marketing
So when will Apple finally jump on the train? If Flash isn’t a
universal standard, it’s about as close as you can get for web
I give Apple a year until they cave. Android tablets will just be
too cool and too useful for both entertainment and enterprise
applications if they don’t.
YouTube announcing today that they’re now defaulting to HTML5 video feels like a good time to cash this one in.