Adobe and Apple have a somewhat complicated history, to say the least. Adobe wants their product (in this case, Flash) to be as widespread as possible, but Apple refuses to allow Flash on their iDevices, opting instead to use HTML5. Today Apple eased the restrictions on the development of applications for its App Store, which affected on of Adobe's new products (the Flash-to-iPhone conversion tool in Flash CS5). Many wondered how Adobe would react to this news, especially considering Apple's history of standing by their decisions rather than backtracking. Adobe has issued a short but sweet statement on the situation, which you can read below:
“We are encouraged to see Apple lifting its restrictions on its licensing terms, giving developers the freedom to choose what tools they use to develop applications for Apple devices.”
While it may not have been the type of response that some people were hoping for, it's nice to see Adobe being civil about the whole decision. As I've said in the past, though, I don't expect we'll see Apple backpedal any more since this move is very out of character for the company. If you want Flash on your iDevice, you'll still have to jailbreak, and it'll likely be like that for some time to come.