March 15, 2011
"Apple is basically using subtle defects to make web apps appear to be low quality – even when they claim HTML5 is a fully supported platform."If Apple is tinkering with how web apps perform on its iOS, they have a lot of explaining to do. After all, Steve Jobs mentions often that one of the reasons his company is forgoing Adobe’s Flash on its iDevices is because the openness of HTML5 makes it unnecessary. By slowing web apps down (either deliberately or not), Apple makes it harder for them to replace native apps distributed through the App Store, and hence, guarantees Apple its 30 percent cut. So far, Apple has not commented on these findings. What do you think? Is this a simple bug or is Apple up to something not so nice? Leave your comments below.