The iPhone’s success has been a thorn in Adobe’s (NASDAQ:ADBE) side for years thanks to Apple’s staunch refusal to properly support the company’s media platform Flash. For those unfamiliar, Flash is the application used for any number of things on the web, from video on Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) YouTube to the advertisements cluttering the average web page.
Adobe finally found a way to work around Apple’s restrictions to get Flash on the iPhone though, meaning companies making products with Flash will have a fresh new audience when the iPhone 5 releases. Adobe also has released a number of products for iOS in 2011, including Digital Publishing Suite support for Apple’s Newsstand and a bevy of art tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. To say investors are cool on Adobe would be an understatement, but the iPhone 5 should bear fruit for the embattled company.