In an official statement issued yesterday, Apple has refuted the results of a study by Blaze.io -- a mobile optimization company -- which claim that web browsing on Android is 50% faster than on the iPhone. According to Apple, the study's conclusions are invalid because the tests involved failed to test web browsing through the iPhone's Safari browser. Instead, the Blaze.io test evaluated iPhone web browsing speed through the iPhone's embedded browser, a container/tool for displaying web content made available to developers of iPhone web and native applications.
Critics of Apple's response have suggested that Apple is nitpicking, and while Blaze.io's results may not pertain to all browsing on the iPhone, the results are still relevant for apps that include web content, and for iPhone webapps. Since Apple's statement, Blaze.io has revised the title of their study to explicitly refer to the embedded iPhone browser.
[via Operation Android]