Hey, there is the Wall Street Journal quoting Ryan Stewart!
"No one aside from [Apple Chief Executive] Steve Jobs has any idea if or when it’s coming," Ryan Stewart, Adobe’s chief spokesman for its Internet-based applications, wrote on his blog last week. "Everyone I talk to doesn’t know anything."
Yes, and the following video sums up the iPhone’s web experience today (very, very web 1.0):
The Wall Street Journal article is headlined . If you don’t have access to wsj.com, macdailynews.com graciously repeats a bit more of the article’s content [click here]
Two more excerpts:
The lack of Flash Player is an oft-cited reason for not buying the iPhone, according to a number of Apple online user forums.
Another theory is that Apple may be developing its own player, given that Adobe’s products for cellphones are essentially the only choice now available.
When I presented last year at TODCon on "The Case For Flex 2", I had included material about Quicktime as a contender in the rich media space. Is the reason that Apple has posted on the iPhone a big sign saying "Flash Not Welcome Here" because Apple (following in Microsoft and Java’s footsteps), has it’s own "Flash Killer" in the offing?
Early this year Ted Patrick wrote "I think Apple has an entry into the RIA market in store for 2008." And Ryan was thinking along the same lines back in late 2006, writing "Apple is going to make a play in Rich Internet Applications".
Time will tell.
btw, Congratulations to Ryan on his apparent promotion! I see reported in the Wall Street Journal that you are now "Adobe’s chief spokesman for its Internet-based applications". In all seriousness, you truly have been doing great work since announcing 9 months ago "Iâ€™m Joining Adobe".