A few home truths
I am so tired of hearing (and replying to) Apple hating bigots... Here are some facts:
The vast majority of apps that Flash could replace are free on the App Store.
Free apps on the App Store cost Apple as much to review and host as paid apps.
Apple LOSE money by hosting free apps on the app store.
There are way more downloads of free apps than paid apps.
The app store turns a small profit for Apple not the vast riches some people think it does.
Apple make their money by selling the Phone and the App Store is a major selling point.
A developer gets 75% of what is charged for his app which is a huge return.
There are now 160,000 apps on the app store.
A vast majority of those 160,000 apps are pretty crap and are free.
Free Flash apps are in general also pretty crap... and its hard for a developer to make money except by making Flash adverts.
If not having Flash on the iPhone was such a huge deal breaker then the iPhone would be a complete financial failure.
If not having Flash on the iPhone was such a huge deal breaker then iPhone users would be totally dissatisfied with what they have bought and would not be considering replacing their iPhones with another iPhone.
The only people that really care about having Flash on their phone are free to buy some other companies product.