Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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by Beta on Sat 29th May 2010 23:43 UTC
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Completely rational article, if lacking Apples attempt to block competition by adopting obviously patented tech.
But I have issue with one line:

How could the web gain the abilities of native apps? The technology really isn’t that far away!

However much one may dislike Java for [speed / development clunkliness / binary size / etc], it has existed for over a decade and has given the Web native apps to run locally… and it’s already available on an insane amount of platforms and architectures.
Bit sad the Haiku OpenJDK port hasn’t got anywhere, yet, but it will.

Humorously though, while it isn’t mentioned in the article, it’s relevant - Apple has done the same as Microsoft did a decade ago, controlling the JVM - Apple keep the JVM under their control by shipping it themselves and holding back updates by years.

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