WebKit

Like iOS 11, iOS 12 will support iPhone 5s

iOS 12 is supposed to focus on under-the-hood performance optimization plus stability and reliability fixes so it’s not surprising that it will work on the same hardware as iOS 11. What’s notable is that iOS 12 would make iPhone 5s the oldest iPhone model supported by Apple’s mobile software.

Firefox is not coming to iOS until Apple changes its ways, company exec says

Fans of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser may be hoping to use their browser of choice on iOS, but according to Mozilla, that may not be possible anytime soon.

Mozilla has lifted the lid on the reason that it has yet to port the popular Firefox to Apple’s mobile platform and, unsurprisingly, it’s all down to Apple’s tight control over how things are done on its devices according to Jay Sullivan, the company’s Vice President.

Currently, all third-party web browsers that run on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch have to use Apple’s UIWebView component which is inherently slower than the Nitro used by the company’s own Safari browser. Mozilla says that it will only bring Firefox to iOS when that limitation is removed, and Apple seems in no rush to do that…