Under fire for its "HTML5 or bust!" philosophy, particularly when it comes to keeping Flash-built apps out of the App Store, Apple has fired back at critics with a web page (http://www.apple.com/html5/) demonstrating how the technology can be used to create powerful web-based apps.
The demo page — interestingly entitled "HTML5 and web standards" — features demos of Video, Typography, Gallery, Transitions, Audio, 360, and VR, done in nothing but HTML5. Insists Apple, "Standards aren't add-ons to the web. They are the web."
Even more interestingly, initial attempts to run the demos in browsers other than Apple's own Safari generated error messages. As of press time, the TechCrunch writer had successfully accessed the demos using Chrome.