By now we all know that Apple's not a big fan of mobile Flash. A mixture of security fears and resource hungry operations have kept the company from integrating Flash support for the iPhone, iPod Touch and now the iPad.
If one company has its way, however, some parts of the Flash web could be coming to Apple handhelds sooner rather than later. A vendor called BrightCove is suggesting that its HTML5 developer tools could allow the format to support video content that would otherwise have to be posted in Flash. In doing so, the company suggests that developers could finally allow that content to be viewed on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Obviously this would be a welcome change for current owners who could finally run a large portion of web content on their systems. It would also be a nice update for developers, as it could open up the millions of people who currently use Apple hand-helds.
It may not, however, win such a favorable reaction from the wireless carriers. Many have already complained that the iPhone is a data hog, taking up huge portions of the carriers' wireless broadband capacity. Such a step forward in opening up multimedia content to those users could only further the bandwidth crunch.
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