The Register reports that websites/iPhone web apps that are launched using the Home screen icon run slower compared to when they are loaded directly in iPhone’s Mobile Safari.
The Register claims that this has been observed after the iOS 4.3 software update that was released last week.
The Register reports:
Run directly from Mobile Safari
Run from Home screen icon
The Register also points that websites launched using home screen icon also can’t use HTML5 web caching capabilities, which prevents them from running offline and they also aren’t rendered using “asynchronous mode”, which don’t look as good.
Based on these three issues, the Register speculates that it’s a conspiracy:
Is Apple intentionally crippling iPhone web apps? The conspiracy theory sounds quite ridiculous to us. The issues pointed out by The Register seem to be bugs in iOS 4.3, which will be fixed in future releases.
What do you think? Please share your views in the comments below.
[via The Register]