Despite an initial launch that made spur-of-the-moment ordering nearly impossible, Apple has done what would have been inconceivable four months ago: lowered its order for the iPhone 5's production in the first quarter of 2013 by a significant, apprehension-inducing amount that is either foretelling or downright embarrassing. With reports ablaze that the next iPhone could launch around June, this could very well be fuel for a convincing fire.
Per All Things D, Palm's new Plugin Development Kit (PDK) allows developers to concert iPhone games to Palm's webOS. Per a source close to the story, the kit's approach allows native code within the platform's web-based framework to be so direct that an iPhone game can be converted in a "matter of days." Few changes are necessary and the performance is purportedly as fast as on the iPhone.
While this has yet directly confirmed by Palm, sources have stated that ports of iPhone games like Need for Speed run smoothly on the Pre Plus. Also, developers have already posted nearly three dozen ports of games from webOS and have described the experience in positive terms. Gameloft Publising VP for the Americas Baudouin Corman has described the experience as "smooth and friendly" and notes that its own porting habits are reflective of its longer-term plans.