An article basically by an interactive content developer, who knows about Flash: http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2010/02/20/an-adobe-flash-developer-on-why-the-ipad-cant-use-flash/ Mouseover examples: Steering with a mouse becomes steering with - D pad, or accelerometers? Video player controls that appear on mouseover (e.g. Hulu?) Menus that popup submenus when you mouseover Buttons that give information on mouseover Maybe they could use a mousehold - but that's currently down as an Apple gesture (to save an image for example). So if anyone can link to something akin to the top 10 uses of Flash - it'd be interesting to see how their UI holds up sans mouse. Is a lot of Flash defending coming from those with a vested interest in Flash development? A finger != a mouse. (And to be honest, this has been pointed out by Apple *very* clearly in the guidelines for the iPhone, so it's not like it's been a secret).