iOS 7 Safari

Among the many changes in iOS 7 is a completely revamped mobile Safari app. The browser, which has long been the subject of user criticism, has been given a complete UI makeover and a slew of new features.

The first thing you’ll see when you load up the new mobile Safari is a new Home page with all of your favorite and recently visited websites (very similar to OS X version). Then once you select a page, you’ll see…

Browsing is bigger, better, and more beautiful with Safari in iOS 7. Buttons and bars — like the unified smart search field — stay hidden until you scroll to reveal them. So you see more content than ever on your screen. And with a swipe, you can go back or forward a page. It’s all designed so nothing gets in your way or slows you down.

iOS 7 Safari on iPhone

A new tab view, which looks reminiscent of Apple’s Cover Flow, or the multi-window view in Windows. It looks fluid in the demo, and Phil Schiller says that it will make switching between tabbed websites much quicker.

Other features include a new Smart Search field, which will auto-complete previously searched terms, and iCloud Keychain, which we covered earlier. There’s also full screen view, Parental Controls, and a new Favorites view.

Outside of the redesigned UI, there’s nothing jaw-dropping here. Chrome may still be the go-to choice for some folks.

What do you think?

  • norbi2010

    Damn the icon is ugly.

    • Piyush

      dont judge till you use it

      • norbi2010

        I can see without using it that the icon is ugly.
        Btw is it coming for 4S too,right?

      • Boss

        yahoo weather had an ugly icon but changed it I really hope Apple do the same for this one

      • maurid

        Why would he need to use it? It’s ugly as hell. Unless you’re high, pretty much like Jony Ive was when he designed this horrendous piece of software.

    • The new Safari icon in the beautiful iOS 7 is like having Igor in Pretty Little Liars…

    • nottheonlylonely

      Not only this icon – the complete set and it´s color-theme is like “Patchwork blanket made on Speed” What a mess, I was shocked as many others on the WWDC13.

  • Biken Dangol

    All in one year,Holy god!! And i think there is something else!! Big one.!!

  • Guest

    Right now, iOS 7 is meh to me

  • Dylfo

    Does it do anything that chrome doesn’t?

    • sheunghko

      yep… chrome have no history menu and never will…on an ios device

  • Jonah John

    Nooo I wanted ios 7 for iPod 4!!

  • Kenny Woodard

    Why did they let a 7 year old girl draw and color the stock apps?

    • Bob

      Whilst I do agree the icons aren’t the best, if a 7 year old girl did however “draw and color the stock apps” she’s very talented if she can draw such precise shapes and colour so perfectly.

      • It’s all in the evolution…

      • Hyr3m

        Evolution is not always a good thing… It’s just a change from one thing to the next…
        E.g. “Siri evolved a bit since its inception; It is now using Bing instead of Google.”
        “Evolution” has never justified anything in and of itself… change for the sake of change is a waste of time and resources and is often the source of a lot of problems…

  • sheunghko

    copied everything from chrome

    • Girish

      ios 7 was designed before chrome land on ios!!

  • Toan Nguyen Duc

    love the gestures

  • naem tarabichi

    if apple utilizes the icon as a real compass when not using the app in ur homescreen :/

    • Nipplesourus

      That would be sick-nasty (a good thing)

  • Patrick Little

    Unified search/address bar is one of the things I absolutely detest in desktop browsers, I don’t see liking it any more on a mobile one.