June 20th, 2007
Some specs for the iPhone’s browser capabilities have been released (and then hastily deleted). However - they say that the iPhone won’t support Flash which is a little bit odd, considering their advertising campaign clearly shows the iPhone render Flash.
You can clearly see the Flash rendering fine in the pic below (via Flashcomguru), perhaps this is just a mock up?
You can view the specs here (unless they get taken down).
It seems Apple’s choice to leave Flash out is because battery life. The iPhone contains dedicated hardware capable of playing h.264 content, while Flash content would require more intensive use of the iPhone’s CPU, resulting in higher battery drain. Still, a version of Flash lite shouldn’t be too resource intensive - should it?