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How to see Flash on an iPhone

November 2, 2010: 1:57 PM ET

Skyfire CEO Jeffrey Glueck explains how his newly approved browser works

The Skyfire browser, which has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times on Google (GOOG) Android devices, has just been approved as an application for Apple's (AAPL) App Store. It goes on sale at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday for $2.99.

The app gets around Apple's restrictions against Adobe (ADBE) Flash by converting Flash videos into an HTML5 format suitable for viewing on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It does not, unfortunately, work on, for reasons Skyfire's founder explains in this interview with Fortune's Michael Copeland.

For more, see David Goldman's piece on

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for

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