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Apple Safari Browser


The Safari Browser

Safari

In 2003, Apple developed their own browser: Safari.

In 2005, Safari became the default browser for Mac systems.

Safari is known for its sleek design and ease of use. Safari is available for Mac and Windows systems.

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Safari Statistics

The following figures are extracted from our Browser Statistics:

2014 Total S 8 S 7 S 6 S 5
October 3.9 % 1.1 % 2.1 % 0.4 % 0.3 %
September 3.6 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.4 % 0.3 %
August 3.7 % 0.2 % 2.9 % 0.3 % 0.3 %
July 3.5 %   2.7 % 0.5 % 0.3 %
June 3.7 %   2.8 % 0.6 % 0.3 %
May 3.8 %   3.0 % 0.7 % 0.3 %
April 4.0 %   2.8 % 0.8 % 0.4 %
March 3.9 %   2.5 % 0.9 % 0.5 %
February 4.0 %   2.5 % 1.0 % 0.5 %
January 3.9 %   2.3 % 1.1 % 0.5 %
           
2013 Total S 7 S 6 S 5 S 4
December 3.8 % 2.2 % 1.1 % 0.5 % 0.0 %
November 4.0 % 2.0 % 1.4 % 0.6 % 0.0 %
October 3.8 % 1.0 % 2.1 % 0.7 % 0.0 %
September 3.9 %   3.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 %
August 3.9 %   3.0 % 0.9 % 0.0 %
July 3.6 %   2.8 % 0.8 % 0.0 %
June 3.9 %   3.0 % 0.9 % 0.0 %
May 4.0 %   2.9 % 1.0 % 0.0 %
April 4.0 %   2.8 % 1.1 % 0.0 %
March 4.1 %   2.8 % 1.2 % 0.1 %
February 4.1 %   2.7 % 1.3 % 0.1 %
January 4.2 %   2.7 % 1.4 % 0.1 %
           
2012 Total   S 6 S 5 S 4
December 4.2 %   2.6 % 1.5 % 0.1 %
November 4.4 %   2.6 % 1.7 % 0.1 %
October 4.3 %   2.3 % 1.9 % 0.1 %
September 4.2 %   1.9 % 2.2 % 0.1 %
August 4.0 %   1.4 % 2.5 % 0.1 %
July 3.9 %   0.2 % 3.6 % 0.1 %
June 4.1 %     4.0 % 0.1 %
May 4.3 %     4.2 % 0.1 %
April 4.5 %     4.4 % 0.1 %
March 4.4 %     4.3 % 0.1 %
February 4.5 %     4.4 % 0.1 %
January 4.3 %     4.2 % 0.1 %
           
2011 Total   S 5 S 4 S 3
December 4.2 %   4.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
November 4.2 %   4.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 %
October 4.2 %   4.0 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
September 4.0 %   3.8 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
August 3.8 %   3.6 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
July 3.6 %   3.4 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
June 3.7 %   3.5 % 0.2 % 0.0 %
May 4.0 %   3.6 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
April 4.1 %   3.7 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
March 4.0 %   3.6 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
February 4.1 %   3.6 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
January 4.0 %   3.5 % 0.4 % 0.1 %
           
2010 Total   S 5 S 4 S 3
December 3.8 %   3.2 % 0.5 % 0.1 %
November 4.0 %   3.1 % 0.7 % 0.2 %
October 3.9 %   3.1 % 0.7 % 0.1 %
September 3.7 %   2.9 % 0.7 % 0.1 %
August 3.5 %   2.6 % 0.8 % 0.1 %
July 3.4 %   2.3 % 1.0 % 0.1 %
June 3.6 %   1.4 % 2.1 % 0.1 %
May 3.5 %     3.3 % 0.2 %
April 3.7 %     3.5 % 0.2 %
March 3.7 %     3.5 % 0.2 %
February 3.8 %     3.5 % 0.3 %
January 3.7 %     3.4 % 0.3 %
           
2009 Total     S 4 S 3
December 3.6 %     3.3 % 0.3 %
November 3.8 %     3.4 % 0.4 %
October 3.8 %     3.3 % 0.5 %
September 3.6 %     3.0 % 0.6 %
August 3.3 %     2.6 % 0.7 %
July 3.3 %     2.4 % 0.9 %
June 3.1 %     1.7 % 1.4 %
May 3.0 %     0.9 % 2.1 %
April 3.0 %     0.9 % 2.1 %
March 3.1 %     1.0 % 2.1 %
February 3.0 %     0.2 % 2.8 %
January 3.0 %     0.1 % 2.9 %
           
2008 Total       S 3
December 2.7 %       2.7 %
November 2.7 %       2.7 %
October 2.8 %       2.8 %
September 2.7 %       2.7 %
August 2.6 %       2.6 %
July 2.5 %       2.5 %
June 2.6 %       2.6 %
May 2.4 %       2.4 %

These statistics are based on W3Schools' users.


Safari 8

Safari 8 was released on October 16, 2014.

Safari 8 was released with OS X Yosemite.

New features:

  • WebGL support - allows developers to create 3D experiences that work by default in the browser
  • IndexedDB support - allows web developers to store structured data for web applications that work online or require large amounts of data to be cached client side
  • JavaScript Promises - enables developers to more naturally work with asynchronous programming patterns
  • CSS Shapes and Compositing - websites can now easily flow text around images and geometry shapes, and perform image compositing operations on DOM elements
  • Support for SPDY - an open networking protocol that websites can adopt to reduce page load latency and improve security
  • Support for HTML5 Premium Video - websites can now use EME to deliver encrypted, energy-efficient video in the browser
  • Search with DuckDuckGo
  • Stronger privacy features
  • Increased speed and efficiency
  • Enhanced iCloud integration
  • Updated design

Safari 7

Safari 7/6.1 was released on June 10, 2013.

Safari 7 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1 (for Lion and Mountain Lion) were released along with OS X Mavericks on October 22, 2013.

New features:

  • Improved JavaScript performance and memory usage
  • New look for Top sites and the Sidebar
  • iCloud Keychain - Stores/generates random passwords for use online. Can also safely store your credit card information
  • Shared Links feature - collects all the links that have been shared by people you follow in Twitter
  • Power Saver feature - pauses any Plugins when they are not in use

Safari 6

Safari 6 was released on July 25, 2012.

Apple has stated: "Safari 6 is available for Mountain Lion and Lion. Safari 5 continues to be available for Windows."

New features:

  • iCloud tabs
  • Web audio API - allows you to create audio effects in interactive web applications
  • Support for CSS filters
  • Better HTML5 support - timed text tracks, media synchronization
  • Improved JavaScript support - ECMA 262 version 5.1
  • Private browsing detection
  • Redesigned Web inspector
  • Reader Customization

Safari 6 is integrated into the OS X Mountain Lion - It is not available for download from the Apple website or other sources.

Apple released Safari 6 via Software Update for users of OS X Lion. It has not been released for OS X versions prior to Lion or for Windows.


Safari 5

Safari 5 was released on June 7, 2010.

Safari 5 is available for Mac and Windows.

New features:

  • Nitro JavaScript Engine - runs JavaScript up to 30% faster than Safari 4
  • Uses DNS pre-fetching to speed up page loads - Like Google's Chrome browser
  • Safari Reader - gives a user the ability to read articles on the web without distraction (remove ads and all; leaves only the content of the article)
  • HTML5 features - support for full-screen video and closed-captioning on HTML5 video, Geolocation, sectioning elements, draggable attribute, forms validation, Ruby, AJAX History, EventSource, and WebSockets
  • Secure extensions - support secure and signed extensions that run in the browser

Older Safari Versions

Safari 4 (for Mac and Windows) - Released in June 2009.

Safari 3 (for Mac and Windows) - Released in October 2007.

Safari 2 (for Mac) - Released in April 2005.

Safari 1 (for Mac) - Released in June 2003.



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