Jason Grigsby on the Cloud Four blog thinks no:
I doubt Apple cares how much HTML Facebook uses in its app. And if it does, it is being hypocritical. All of the following Apple-made iOS apps use embedded webviews in some capacity:
- App Store
- iTunes U
- Apple Store
And that’s not counting the fact that both the iAd and iBooks formats are built on HTML5. Why aren’t people clamoring for Apple to create a “native” version of iBooks or the App Store?
While he makes some valid points, I think that HTML5’s cause isn’t helped by a big player like Facebook backing out from using it.