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HTML5 will kill mobile apps?

Nov 28, 2011, 02:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rafe Needleman)

"All this appears to be just as Apple intended: Steve Jobs' campaign to rid the world of Flash is succeeding. The Web is getting better apps and the Web-browsing experience on Apple's mobile devices is getting better.

"But this could be bad news for Apple's lucrative App Store business. While Apple takes a 30 percent cut of all app sales through its store (still the only way for consumers to get apps), Apple gets 0 percent of 'Web apps' loaded up through the browser. The better HTML5 gets, the less developers will write apps, less money Apple will make, and the less unique the iPhone and iPad will be."

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