Of course, benchmarks are benchmarks, so we tested a few of the most intensive AJAX Web apps in existence: games. While they all delivered smooth play on our MacBook Pro, they were virtually unplayable on the iPhone, exhibiting lazy movement and slow response to cursor input. Among the games we tried:
- BunnyHunt (extremely sluggish movement)
- Vox Imperium (crashed the iPhone browser)
- Super Maryo World (unplayable on the iPhone because of the lack of a user-triggered keyboard, but demo is extremely slow)
The Meebo Web-based instant messaging service, which now works to some extent with the iPhone, is also very slow to respond.