“The real reason Apple developed Safari for Windows has everything to do with new directions in development for Apple. And I would suggest folks start looking out beyond what they can see today. Yes, Apple has big plans for Safari on iPhone, but it also has big plans for Safari on other devices in the works — what Jobs recently referred to as ‘post-PC devices,” Anthony Frausto-Robledo writes for Architosh.
“So can we expect Safari on future Apple devices other than the iPhone? The answer has to be absolutely, and possibly very soon. Thus could be the real significance and real purpose of Safari on Windows. It’s not to do battle with Microsoft on the desktop — its to prepare for what Jobs referred to as the real revolutionary stuff…on the post-PC devices,” Frausto-Robledo writes.
“Future iPods and other, yet to be announced Apple post-PC devices, all play in role in Apple’s somewhat intrepid decision to hold third-party development to AJAX and Web 2.0 on the iPhone,” Frausto-Robledo writes.
“Who is to say that Apple isn’t ramping up a huge SOA (service oriented architectures) strategy for the iPhone and that Google is a major partner in this undertaking? If they can create a simple way to choose, watch, rate and share over 10,000 videos over the Net, what is so hard about building tools that enable the same to 10 million documents, files or records in a database?” Frausto-Robledo asks. “It is Google today, but it could be Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce.com tomorrow.”
Full article – recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
Have you grown weary of the same old iPhone FUD pieces bought and paid for by Apple’s (and AT&T’s) soon-to-be-steamrolled competitors? We have – and we still have a week left to go of reading weak, futile attempts to defend a defenseless market! Ugh. So, take a break and read something intelligent via Architosh. We’ll resume wading through the Dvorakian-style sewage soon enough.