Apple may be looking to remove the need for Adobe Flash support on the iPhone through the use of CSS animations. WebKit, the twin brother of Safari and the core of MobileSafari, was recently updated to include support for CSS animations, something already available in MobileSafari. Effects available include a falling leaves effect and a "pulse" effect similar to a more toned-down version of "blink".
With the incredible popularity of the App Store, the once blooming genre of iPhone web applications seem to have mostly been reduced to a few mobile versions of popular websites. While some pretty cool tools have since shown up for web apps, none have revitalized them. Now a group of developers is trying to breathe life into the dying art with the PhoneGap framework that offers access to new parts of the iPhone's API.