...and give apple their cut. Why not add permissions to webapps? Like location, or push notification... oh that's another feature that happens to be missing only in safari.
Just accepting these moves from apple as "in the interest of users" is naïve. Apple has a huge vesting in their appstore, and every webapp is a potential appstore-app that is some lost revenue.
I mean, maybe apple is right, and the web should go back to a readonly document-like format, like in the old days. Articles and links. Apps for everything else. But let's not kid ourselves that they do it purely in the user's interest.