In case you haven’t heard the news, the reason embedded YouTube videos don’t work in Mobile Safari is because it doesn’t bundle the Adobe Flash plugin, Lite or otherwise. Users also can’t download it, install it, or otherwise upgrade to the latest version.They ought to fix that quickly!
I'm wondering if this is a hint for why Safari on my laptop won't play embedded video (or will sometimes play it once but not twice). Works on Firefox -- but I still prefer Safari.
UPDATE: I tried installing Flash, but I still can't play embedded video in Safari on my laptop.
IN THE COMMENTS: Why the iPhone limitation makes sense and is temporary.