@TiPB reporting on an email from Jobs to a developer:

We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform.

@TiPB – Steve Jobs says cross-compilers (like Flash CS5) make sub-standard apps

And let us not forget:

Our motivation is simple – we want to provide the most advanced and innovative platform to our developers, and we want them to stand directly on the shoulders of this platform and create the best apps the world has ever seen.

Apple – Thoughts on Flash

But after one day on the App Store:

Just yesterday Machinarium launched in the iPad app store and it has taken a meteoric rise up the charts to number one. This Flash game has been around for a while on the web and it has gotten a massive amount of praise. Now thanks to the Adobe AIR, the folks at Amanita Design were able to publish their Flash game to iOS.

LeeBrimelow.com – Top Paid App for the iPad is Built with Flash

This is only one game but there are plenty of other examples of great apps built with Flash not just running but performing well on iOS hardware and doing well in the App Store.

I love the taste of claim chowder on Friday evenings. 😀 As Lee stated, this story will not get the positive press it deserves; even though the same people love to blog the negative about Steve Apple vs Flash. Tsk tsk.