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Mobile Safari gets a complete overhaul in iOS 7

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Mobile Safari gets a complete overhaul in iOS 7
Apple iOS 7 has just been announced as the “biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone” and among the major changes is the completely overhauled mobile Safari browser.

The new Safari browser has a brand new tab interface, address bar and gets the option to go full screen. It also finally gets a smart search field in place of the dated two-field layout it used so far.

Among the improvements comes a one-tap access to your favorite websites, parental controls and support for the remembered passwords in iCloud Keychain.

Working with multiple tabs is somewhat similar to what we have in Google’s Chrome Android browser. You get to see a vertical list of tabs and you can swipe them to the side to discard. Gone is the 8 tab limitation and now each tab has its own preview window.

source: Apple

All images below courtesy of TheVerge.com

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posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:52 1

1. Carlitos (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Nice safari icon! (Not!) The URL bar looks similar to windows phone browser URL bar only on top. And lmaooooo the tabs is a rip off of Chrome!!!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:58 4

2. Seymur (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Worst icon ever.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:03 7

4. Bernoulli (Posts: 1399; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


that icon actually looks A LOT like the icon for Nokia maps... craple copied yet again

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 13:58 4

3. Zero0 (Posts: 561; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The tab interface looks beautiful but eerily familiar. I can't quite put my finger on it as to what extremely popular mobile browser has a vaguely similar looking UI feature, though. Might just be some kind of strange deja vu phenomenon.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:03 1

5. Bernoulli (Posts: 1399; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


yeah man, it's the Nokia maps icon

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:05 6

6. Carlitos (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Besides that I think he means Google Chrome.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 13:49

18. Bernoulli (Posts: 1399; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


no, google chrome is completely different, have you seen the nokia maps app?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:11 4

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Hate the icon, love the look of the browser.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:12 5

8. Baseballer (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Why do y'all hate on apple so much? Is it really that hard to appreciate something?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:15 5

9. kozza3 (Posts: 573; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


duh, this is the internet

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 15:04 1

13. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


No. Actually apple is too much innovative and I think this is the reason why everybody hates them.
Now look they have innovate the multi-tasking feature. Too much innovation.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 15:05 3

14. taz89 (Posts: 1946; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I don't think people don't like ios7 but the reason there's all these negative comments is apple always say they don't copy and Sue for things like rounded corners etc yet with ios7 you can see so many ideas from other os's which shows the hypocrisy of apple.. I think that's why there is so much negativity.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 15:34 1

15. stealthd (Posts: 868; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Where/when did they say they don't copy? Steve Jobs repeated Picasso's quote of "good artists copy, great artists steal" back in the 90's. That sounds like an admission of copying.

And Apple hasn't sued everything with "rounded corners" just the ones that deliberately copied their designs, namely Samsung.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:05 3

16. taz89 (Posts: 1946; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Just re watch a few of there old conferences and you will see how many times they have snidely made comments about competition copying...

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:16 1

10. Eonnaydra (Posts: 185; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Deja vu phenomenom.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:23 4

11. maxican16 (Posts: 361; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Apple should be embarrassed by their multitude of lawsuits. They appear to be lifting all of their OS updates straight from android and others... in other words, stealing ideas.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 14:41 1

12. PhoneCritic (Posts: 331; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


" Good artist copy great artist steal" LoL This is just Xerox parc again nothing has change the whole industry is like this.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:13

17. Kreft (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Worst Company ever. Will never own anything by them.

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