The title of this post is a rhetorical question. The answer being quite obvious as Apple has started to approve 3rd party web browsing applications.

Within the last day, the App Store has seen the additions of at least 4 web browsers, priced from free to $2. Each browser has it’s own little feature:

Edge Browser (Free) – No navigation bars.
Incognito ($1.99) – Browse without leaving web history.
WebMate:Tabbed Browser ($0.99) – Queue up all the links you click on, then view them one by one when you’re ready.
Shaking Web ($1.99) – A sophisticated algorithm to compensate for small hand shaking to allow for easier reading.

According to MacRumors:

This could open the door for mobile versions of prominent web browsers such as Opera and Firefox, though there remain other SDK restrictions that could prevent full-featured versions of those browsers from appearing. Still, Apple appears to be loosening some early restrictions they had applied to the App Store approval process.

  • Jason

    Nice, maybe soon I wont have to jailbreak anymore.

  • Don’t ask too much, Jason 😉