Understanding future implications of Apple’s iPhone software strategy

“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.


  1. Web services suck in comparison to native SDKs and Frameworks. I seriously hope Apple isn’t going to be focusing entirely on web based services in the future, or it will be the nail in the coffin for them. People don’t use Apple products simply so they can access web crap, the main products people care about are native binaries and more than likely always will be… There simply are some things you can’t do with web services. I also don’t believe Apple had to put OSX onto handhelds to give people access to handhelds, so I have to doubt that they intend to keep the platform locked up forever. I also tend to believe that Apple realizes that web services will only go so far. Until Apple opens the platform up to use as any other OSX platform, I won’t be purchasing it, and nor will I recommend people close to me to do so either…

  2. Has Apple done anything with the HUGE data center they bought in New Jersey a year or so ago? If not, the existence of that asset suggests that something significant is coming.

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