I previously posted on my frustration with Apple, iTunes and the iPhone AppStore. My frustration was with the Apple’s tight control of the AppStore and the iPhone in general. I recently ran across another post that further clarified the point.
One of the criticisms of the iPhone is that its browser does not support Adobe Flash. Adobe is far along in developing a flash player for the platform. When asked about offering it to the public, the answer was "when Apple allows us." Here is the actual article. This is the frustration.
Adobe Flash Player is an important enhancement to the iPhone platform and you would think that it would be available immediately. Unfortunately, Apple tightly controls the iPhone and application distribution and so all authors depend on them. This draconian control is very frustrating.