On the topic of huge iOS changes, here’s Mike Beasley:

When iOS 7 launched, developers discovered that their apps with built-in web browsers were unable to achieve the same level of JavaScript performance as the stock Safari app. This was because Apple restricted use of its improved Nitro JavaScript engine to its own app, leaving third-parties with a slower version.

As of iOS 8, however, it seems that decision has been reversed. All apps will now be able to use the same improved JavaScript engine that powers Safari. That means Google’s Chrome browser on iOS will now be just as quick as Safari, as will the pop-up browsers embedded in apps like Twitter and Facebook.

Unclear why this wasn’t always the case. But glad that it appears to now be the case. Next up: wondering if the rendering engine restriction will ever change…

  1. internetofme reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    This will be really good for anyone using anything besides Safari. So yes, this will make Chrome better. But it will...
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    I always wondered why that was the case
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    One by one Tim Cook is removing the self-imposed restrictions Apple put on the iPhone at the expense of users. Awesome,...
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