Apple's iPhone may soon gain support for Adobe Flash, presumably enabling users to access more media, including TV shows through the BBC iPlayer.

A report from Gear Live makes these claims, given extra veracity by Adobe's move to introduce improved versions of Flash for mobile devices at Barcelona's World Mobile Congress this week.

"Well, we’ve just got word from a reliable source that Flash support is on its way to the iPhone, and it should be coming very, very soon," Gear Live claims, revealing that the reason for the absence of support for the standard in the first place was "solely due to business negotiations."

The report also speculates support for Flash will be introduced at the same time as the iPhone software development kit, which is meant to debut this month.