iPhone Won’t Run Full Web

Despite Apple’s claims it would seem the iPhone won’t be able to view fully-blown websites after all. However, Apple have made up for it by upgrading the handset in other areas with just over a week until launch.
 
Apple have been claiming in their current TV adverts that "this is not a watered down version of the internet" but Apple’s specifications for web developers tell a different story.

Near essential applications such as Flash and Java will not be viewable at all on the iPhone and JavaScript applications will be limited to just five seconds runtime when using the built-in Safari browser.

Although YouTube has announced videos will be available for the iPhone, they are having to be recoded into Quicktime rather than Flash based as per the desktop version.

Apple will need to rethink their advertising campaign  before it hits the UK as the ASA will surely have something to say.     

Looking at the bright side, Apple have made some changes to the spec of the handset with just over a week to go.

Battery time has been increased three hours to a total talk-time of eight hours, which converts to six hours of internet browsing as opposed to five and seven hours of video rather than five, and 24 hours of audio.

"With 8 hours of talk time, and 24 hours of audio playback, iPhone’s battery life is longer than any other ‘smartphone’ and even longer than most MP3 players," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.

Apple also announced the front will be upgraded from plastic to optical-quality glass, meaning greater clarity and better scratch resistance.