Why won't Apple support Flash?

I posted this same question on an Adobe Flash forum and the answer I got was that Apple has to approve Flash for its operating system.
If this is true, why won't Apple do this? Not supporting it means we, the customers, lose out on a great deal of internet content--which we simply can't view in the Safari mobile browser.
Best, David

freedda wrote:
As a non-techie user, this is seeming like a chicken-and-egg sort of thing: the Apple people point to Adobe. Adobe people point the finger at Apple.
In either case, I and other users seem to be on the loosing end of things. 
Please show us where we might see a copy of the Adobe Flash Player for IOS then, and we will know who's the chicken, and who's the egg.

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