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Apple Shows Love for HTML5 with iOS 8

Updated: at 03:34 PM

iOS 8 brings critical new features to Apple mobile device browsers including WebGL, Promises, IndexedDB and SPDY

Sencha breaks down the new JavaScript and HTML features in latest iOS 8 release.

Apple has been secretive about upcoming features and it is hard to tell if the web really will move forward with these new JavaScript and HTML APIs. What does it mean? Well features like WebGL and SPDY have had uncertain futures. Firefox and Chrome implemented those features over two years ago and no one was certain if Apple would follow suit.

iOS 8 is also significantly faster than iOS7 in every area with a 4x improvement in document.querySelectorAll. iOS 8 also adds better support for GPU rendering which boosts performance of intensive graphical applications by almost double.