Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:29 UTC
Web 2.0 Wolfire writes: "Today, Apple announced the new iPad and humbly claimed that there will be a "gold rush" of native apps for the App Store. Sure, but what I find more interesting is that Apple also ironically created the most promising open web app platform, which may eventually undermine the App Store itself. [...] The iPad is the first mainstream device which combines all of the following factors: reasonably powerful hardware, a (potentially) huge user base, a mature WebKit implementation, and constant 3G internet capabilities. All the dominoes are in place, and I think that the iPad will knock the first one down."
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except for one thing ...
by kristoph on Thu 28th Jan 2010 18:15 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

You have clearly missed Steve's diabolical plan. By aligning with AT&T Steve ensure that your 'always-on' 3G connection is, well, not 'always-on', and thus creates an impetus for developers to create AppStore apps rather than Web apps. Genius :-)

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PS. Seriously though, the iPad sure is a great device, for me anyway ... and I can see my 3yr old using it too ... so I guess I'll be in for a couple.

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