updated 09:30 am EDT, Fri June 17, 2011
iOS 5 solves speed issues in web apps
The discrepancy had sparked complaints from those who created HTML5 apps and others that wanted their web links to be easily reached outside of the browser. It wasn't evident why Apple hadn't updated Web.app but may have just not had time or a priority focus on home screen links to web apps.
iOS 5 is poised to be Apple's biggest update since the original platform was released and is key to the company moving the new iPhone to September. iCloud is its largest single component, though developers have found many under-the-hood additions along with major updates such as the Notification Center and iMessage.