As well you will know many of you / as, the Apple iPhone has ever had compatibility with Adobe Flash. Yes, that technology that runs certain animations in the web browser.
Although, curiously, it is possible to access and interact with Flash content through various applications of the App Store (some of them really interesting). But today Adobe Flash is practically obsolete.
At first many critics wondered how Apple was going to make the best user experience in Safari if the iPhone did not include Flash support. Something they did have Android 2.1 smartphones of the time.
Steve Jobs struggled to remove Flash from devices
In January 2010 , Steve Jobs began his crusade against Adobe Flash. The CEO of Apple at that time called the technology "buggy" (containing errors), and said that in the future nobody would be using it. He was not mistaken. He predicted HTML5 would be the future, and it was a pretty accurate statement.
In fact, Jobs even wrote a publication entitled "Thoughts on Flash" in which he spoke about the problems entailed Adobe Flash: slowdown, battery drain, errors and lack of adaptation to touchscreens.
An engineer says the iPhone may have had Flash
According to Bob says Burrough, software development engineer Apple, the Cupertino company was testing with Adobe Flash on the iPhone in 2008. We are talking about the iPhone 3G, or possibly had planned to implement the technology on the iPhone 4.
Bob Burrough commented that Steve Jobs was not so pissed by the poor functionality of Flash on the iPhone and considered it "simple engineering problems." What really angered Jobs is that Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was not responding to calls.
Without communication there was no way to solve the problems, so the iPhone was never supported by Flash.
Interestingly, Adobe Flash also finished pulling out of Android, since I never had a great run on that platform, and now the vast majority of websites using HTML5 technology.