Apple's WWDC 2010: Beyond the iPhone 4

Sure, Apple unveiled a new iPhone on Monday. But the company also shed some light on its current mindset.

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Personal Tech, Tech & society, WWDC

During the WWDC keynote, Jobs said that Apple supports two platforms, the first of which is HTML 5, the computer language that governs the Web. Apple considers HTML 5 a "fully open, uncontrolled platform forged by widely respected standards bodies." Jobs claimed that Apple's browsers are in the lead in terms of supporting the full HTML 5 standards. In fact, Apple recently created a Web page showing off Safari's HTML 5 capabilities.

The problem is some are taking issue with Apple's interpretation of HTML 5. Christopher Blizzard, director of developer relations at Mozilla, the makers of the Firefox browser, recently said on his personal blog that "the demos [Apple] put up are just filled with stuff that Apple made up, aren't part of HTML5, and are only now getting to the standards process." There are also some questions about whether Safari is truly the most HTML 5 compliant browser, as Apple claims, compared to browsers like Mozilla's Firefox. However, those criticisms were based on Safari 4, and Apple on Monday released Safari 5, the newest version of its Web browser. Apple says that with Safari 5 the company "continues to lead the way in support for HTML5." It will be interesting to see if anyone takes issue with that claim once again.

Can't get enough WWDC information? Check out PCWorld's slideshow detailing iPhone 4, a discussion on the iPhone 4's retina display and a comparison between the new iPhone versus other leading smartphones.

Connect with Ian on Twitter (@ianpaul).


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