Adobe battles with Apple has not exactly been a secret in the past two years, but the death of Flash Player Mobile has brought back the tragedy in the front. Mike Chambers, principal product manager for Flash, took his personal website today to shed light on the rapid decline of Adobe, pointing his finger directly on Apple's refusal to have the player's mobile operating system. He said:
It should be fairly obvious, but given the fragmentation of the mobile market, and the fact that one of the major mobile platforms (Apple IOS) did not allow the flash drive into the browser, Flash player is not on track to reach anywhere near the ubiquity of Flash Player on desktop computers ... Just to be clear on this point. No matter what we did, the Flash player is not available on Apple iOS anytime in the foreseeable future.
This, combined with the "strong support for HTML5 through modern equipment," was apparently enough to drive the final nail in the coffin of Flash. Other rooms of the City application usage rather than browsers for media consumption and complexity of the mobile market as additional reasons for the decision to Adobe. He continued by saying that Adobe has a "long-term commitment in Flash Player on the desktop", but concluded by inviting Flash developers to diversify their skills. For very long form full explanation edition of Chambers, hit the source link below, but we suggest a drink before doing so.