Mr Gay said that "HTML5 may be a good solution for building video websites like YouTube but it won't be as rich a media platform as Flash is today.
"H.264 is not an open standard from my perspective."
He explained that the Flash developers wanted to use H.264 when they first added video support to their software, "but the patent licensing fees would have cost around $5m (£3.5m) per year."
He also said that "it would be a waste to orphan the enormous investment that has already been made in Flash content."
He added: "I think that the more open approach of Google with Android will put competitive pressure on Apple to support the full web and we'll see ... support for Flash in Safari on the iPhone sometime in the next few years."
Mr Gay is an iPhone user himself, and thinks "it's a great device", but is ready for a change.
"I would guess that my next phone will be an Android phone because I think the more open Google model will meet my needs and the needs of the carriers providing the phones better."
Much emphasis as an alternative to Flash has been placed by Mr Jobs on the latest web standard, HTML5, which is currently undergoing development.
In an open letter on Apple's website, Jobs said that HTML5 "lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash).
"HTML5 is completely open and controlled by a standards committee, of which Apple is a member."
Earlier this year, Adobe was busy creating software that would have helped iPhone App creators translate Flash website content for use on the iPhone.
But a recent change by Apple to the iPhone and iPad developer's agreement effectively prevented developers from using the technology.
nick, 25 May 2010i own an htc hd2 if you'd asked me whether i wanted to get the wp7 upgrade on my hd2 when i... moreyou some it up, Closed, thats apples word of the year, exclusive, means your not in, no flash, no open development, and all the blind apple divs still back it up, oh my phones really good, yes it is a good phone, but only cos of a few apps, this is not future ready, you need to open your eyes to what is going to happen, you buy into 2 yr contracts just so you can be like one of them, look I dont have the brains to chose anything better than what everyone else has. and then you get the IPAD oh my god come on, its a big ipod touch, wake up. and thats not got flash, the future is android , and FROYO say what you wont about this post, blah blah chip on shoulders and iphone hater, its not true, i hate people being mugged of with over hyped tat that they have been brain washed into thinking is the dogs nuts when its not
i own an htc hd2
if you'd asked me whether i wanted to get the wp7 upgrade on my hd2 when i first bought the phone, i probably would have said yes, but now im not so sure
you all slag off wm6.5 but it's a lot of fun. you can customise it like there's no tomorrow and im enjoying it now
wp7 is more like the iphone os, and it's closed. who wants a closed os? not mee
i cant wait for window phone 7, it is really fast and advance OS, the best OS this year.
Anonymous, 25 May 2010any1 has idea how to check for original iphone ?When you say how to check, what do you mean please? Where to buy? Where to check for information?
Anonymous, 23 May 2010As for charging the iphone twice a day, I do that as well. You know why? Because I use the i... moreNokia E series phones-E71, E72, E55- smart phones ...i bet the charge will last you for atleast 3 days in a single charge in comparison of using iphone...like i said there are much better phones available in the market...but i do agree for each his own..
K, 24 May 2010But why would you wanna view the web exactly like you do on a laptop or a pc? Infact the iPhon... moreHe probably hates Pixar studios too, that was started by Jobs before he sold it to Disney.
He sounds like a bitter and twisted old man whose insides are twisted up by irrational fears.
[deleted post]But why would you wanna view the web exactly like you do on a laptop or a pc? Infact the iPhone Safari browser is noted in the mobile phone industry as being one of the best browser experiences. You think a little bit of flash is gonna make that much of a difference? We have so many apps that cater for streaming that flash is just a desire not an essential for iPhone users. And besides I have a laptop for my main browsing and everyday requirements, the last thing I wanna do is base all my browsing on my mobile phone.
Your hatred for Steve Jobs is very unhealthy mate! You hate a person in charge of Apple which make Macs, iPhones, iPods, iPads, etc..these are everyday items that bring pleasure to millions of users. Apple are not a company that are killing planet earth, or killing animals, or killing people, or destroying peoples lives...Most normal people hate people who affect their lives, not a boss of a consumer electronics and computers company!!!!!!
MHL, 22 May 2010try the phone first before criticizing it... You dont know what your talking about... Iphone h... moreI used to posses a 3GS but in the end i exchanged it for an HTC DESIRE , so I my opinion is based to facts no to theories ..
Anonymous, 23 May 2010As for charging the iphone twice a day, I do that as well. You know why? Because I use the i... moreI need to charge my iPhone nearly everyday, sometimes once every 2 days. Thats from what you said: music, apps, browsing etc.. The games chew up a lot of the battery but that happens with a handheld games console as well.
I agree, due to the nature of the phone it will consume a lot of the battery. The HTC Desire - the HTC's best phone so far - is experiencing the same situation. Many users are finding their phone battery drains out very quickly.
Anyone questioning the battery on the iPhone surely uses a phone with only a small percentage of what the iPhone can do. That is, they make calls, texts, a little web browse and thats it!
Anonymous, 24 May 2010Maybe they were working in the section that makes Nokia's, did you think of that?
Or Dell's... moreAbsolutely. And there is nothing conclusive to say that the workers deaths were due to poor working environments.
These iPhone haters do stoop to pathetic lows.
ziggy, 24 May 2010somebody has blood on there hands ! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10137101.stm... moreMaybe they were working in the section that makes Nokia's, did you think of that?
Or Dell's, Playstations, X-Boxes, Zunes, Wii's or any of the 100's of products Foxconn make.
11 attempts out of 800,000 workers seem like pretty normal rates for anywhere.
You think 800,000 workers spread across numerous factories only make Apple products, wake up and get a dose of reality up ya.