Remember that post in which I described my absolute despise for Apple and all Apple products (particularly the Safari web browser)? Well, God has a sense of humor: Not only has Safari become my favorite browser, but I have also adopted a MacBook Pro for my mobile computing needs. I was even using an iPhone at the time I posted that article.
I guess I owe Apple an apolology… I learned that Chrome is based on the WebKit framework, which is an Apple project that is open standard to all developers. Chrome actually removed some of the extra cool effects that Apple included so that it would be a more lightweight web browser. Safari was the slowest browser on my old computer which had a 32-bit Windows (Vista) operating system running on a 1.2 GHz CPU with only 2 GB of RAM. Now, I have a 64-bit Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system running on a 2.4 GHz CPU with 4 GB of RAM. Safari opens to my “Top Sites” well within 2 seconds… and that’s from a cold start!
Another thing I’d just like to throw out there: I’ve been using iPhone 4 for a while now, and I have not had any problems whatsoever with reception or “Antennagap” (or whatever the sue-happy people are calling it). I actually get better reception now than I did with my iPhone 3G. Bottom-line, the iPhone 4 is a vastly superior smartphone in my opinion.
I must say that I am very pleased with what Apple has been doing recently: the iPad, iPhone 4, Unibody MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, etc. My friends tell me that it would be extremely ironic if I start working for Apple once I graduate. To be honest, I’m actually considering it…