Mobile Safari gets a complete overhaul in iOS 7

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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14 Comments

1. Carlitos

Posts: 664; Member since: Oct 23, 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!!!

2. Seymur

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Worst icon ever.

3. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Hate the icon, love the look of the browser.

8. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

9. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

duh, this is the internet

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.

14. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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.

15. stealthd unregistered

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.

16. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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...

10. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Deja vu phenomenom.

11. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

12. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

17. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Worst Company ever. Will never own anything by them.

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