iPhone and HTML5: paranoia over


Back in March I commented on accusations that Apple was attempting to hinder the success of HTML5 by making Web apps run slowly when “installed” on an i-thing home screen. The argument was that they wanted to push people towards native apps and the appstore. (See my original article for more details).

I thought that this was probably nonsense, and suggested that the slightly poorer performance in iOS of installed HTML5 versus browser-based HTML5 was much more likely to be a cock-up than a conspiracy.

Independent tests of the recent beta release of iOS 5 now confirm that the home-screen performance is back up to scratch. It was all something to do with an inefficient security architecture.

See? Cock-up.

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