“The death of the web has long been rumored (just Google ‘death of web’),” Paul Canetti writes for Medium. “However it’s not really the web that is losing popularity, it’s the web browser. Flurry said in its 2014 report that only 14% of time spent on mobile devices is in the browser compared to 86% in apps.”
“The death of the browser has been a slow and steady process, but I believe Apple Watch will now be the nail in the coffin,” Canetti writes. “Not only is there no Safari, but no one seems to notice or care!”
Caneti writes, “The lack of reaction, or even acknowledgement, that there is no Safari on Apple Watch, leads me to believe that not only is Apple right to not include it, but we are actually ready to accept it: a wearable world with no web browsers.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, screen size is issue here (let’s face it, browsing full (non-mobile) websites on the 3.5-inch iPhone screens was also quite the chore), but Canetti is right, the world accepts that wearables and web browsers really don’t mix.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]