Apple Approves Opera Mini Web Browser For iPhone; Now Available On The App Store
Apple has finally approved Opera Mini web browser for iPhone and you can download it for free from the App store.
Opera Mini Web browser for iPhone has the following features:
Tabs allow for multitasking with several web pages.
Speed dial gets you to your favorite websites with a single tap.
An address field with auto-complete so you type less.
Bookmarks can be easily managed and accessed.
Opera claims that it offers lightening fast and cost effective web browsing experience on the iPhone as it compresses data by 90% before sending it to the iPhone.
Checkout the demo video of the Opera Mini iPhone app:
It was widely speculated that Apple might reject the iPhone app as it duplicates the functionality of iPhone’s Safari browser. But folks at Opera were quite confident that their iPhone app will get approved as they had adhered to Apple's license agreement. It took sometime but Apple has finally approved the iPhone app.
The next challenge for Opera would be to handle the load on their servers due to the surge in requests from iPhone users.
You can download Opera Mini Web browser for iPhone for free using this iTunes link.
As always, please give us your feedback on Opera Mini for iPhone in the comments. Will you use it as your default browser instead of iPhone’s Safari browser?
Opera Mini Web browser is available only on some App Stores like UK, Australia etc. It's not available on the US and Canadian App Store yet. The release date for the iPhone app shows up as April 13 so looks like it will be available in the US in sometime.