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iPhone Safari browser vs Opera

A few days ago, Apple (much to our surprise!) agreed to letting a competitor browser within the App Store.

Opera Mini is a version of the popular Opera browser, which is available for Mac OS and for the PC.  Sources suggest that the Opera Mini achieves a much faster page load on the iPhone in comparison to Mobile Safari due to the way it caches and converts pages.  Opera Mini also uses a cluster of powerful services in a data centre to compress content originally designed for desktop browsers, in order to make the pages load faster on a mobile internet connection.

Apple clamps down on iPhone development tools

Up to now, developers for the iPhone have been able to create a broad range of apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad using third party tools.  However Apple have recently modified their developer license agreement to restrict using such tools in order to improve the quality of the applications appearing within the App Store.

However, many developers have argued Apples decision to do this, claiming that it is “limiting creativity”.  Apple counteracted the accusation stating that letting developers use tools other than Apple XCode would create “sub-standard apps” and hold back the overall progress of the iPhone.

We at iPhone Connection develop our applications using Apple XCode without using third party tools, reducing the concern of getting your application rejected when it comes to the reviewing process.

Apple planning to release 3D glasses: iSpec

Rumour has it that Apple may be developing 3D glasses (iSpecs?) in order to give people the same experience as 3D cinemas and TV.

Apple fan boys have already dubbed the specs “iSpecs” (although we a dubious about that one!) which will give users the illusion that the image is being watched in 3D at two different frame rates; one for each eye (known the geeks as “stereoscopic” glasses).

Apparently, the glasses will also vibrate during the film to enhance the cinematic experience and can easily be installed by plugging the iSpecs into the dock connector at the bottom of the iPhone or iPad touch (maybe even the iPad!).