A wide variety of devices beyond personal computers are arriving, many of which will be used to browse the Web... The Flash engineering team has taken this on with a major overhaul of the mainstream Flash Player for a variety of devices.
AIR was born from thinking about how rich Internet applications would play out over time and what new pieces of technology would be in demand for these to go to their next generation.
AIR grew out of our early thinking about rich Internet applications around 2001. We started to see web developers pushing the boundaries of what could be done inside the browser and taking advantage of Flash in ways that we hadn't expected.
Adobe and Apple have collaborated a lot over the decades. There's a lot more for us to do as well.
We feel confident that, were Apple and Adobe to work together as we are with a number of other partners, we could provide a terrific experience with Flash on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
The productivity and expressiveness of Flash remain advantages for the Web community even as HTML advances.
Just like the Internet has transformed the media industry or the e-commerce industry, the software industry is also being affected dramatically by the Internet.
We're actually helping advance HTML5 in some very concrete ways, such as Edge, which is in beta.