I know it sounds strange, but developers really have noticed the difference. One has even gone so far as to post test results on his website which show the difference. To be fair, Apple aren't degrading the speed of home screen web apps; They're boosting the speed of web apps in the browser and they're not providing that same boost to the home screen web apps.
Is it a bug? Maybe, but I don't think so. It fits too well with things Apple have done in the past. For example, it's a well known fact that Apple have code for iOS that they won't share with most developers (fact, not urban legend). This code gives Apple's own apps an advantage over the competition.
So what this means for reading apps is that even if Amazon get the Kindle Web App working well, it's still going to be at a disadvantage. And the same goes for all the others.
Let's wait and see how long it takes to get fixed. TBH, I don't think it ever will be fixed because I believe this was deliberate. It just feels too much like something Apple would do to harm the competiton. What do you think?
via The Register