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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Great article, and especially timely. I got my new iPad two days ago, and today I decided to open one of my Google Docs documents. I discovered that Google Docs can't be edited via Mobile Safari because Mobile Safari doesn't support contentEditable. So, all my documents are read-only (so much for the cloud, so much for the open web).

This will be an interesting test of Apple's intent vis à vis Google. By not enabling contentEditable, they make Google Docs unusable in their walled garden. However, it seems that iPhone OS 4 Beta 2 does enable this feature -- if this is still true in the shipping OS 4, surely that will be a (small) sign of Apple's good faith.

Edited 2010-05-30 18:52 UTC

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