Because that would give adobe all the control over their product. That means that if adobe updates flash and gets lazy on the mobile version. the ipad would not run flash and people would be mad and upset at apple not adobe and people would say my ipad does not work i just wasted my money on this it would be big news. It would put apple in the short end of the stick and keep adobe in power. no way should 75% of the net run flash do yall guys see that is most of net that means that adobe is free to do what they want.