The next-gen iPhone may be getting all the WWDC buzz, but some other Apple products could get a refresh during Monday’s keynote. According to French blog MacGeneration (French), the next Safari may be announced this Monday by Apple at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2010 (WWDC), and could be loaded with features.
According to the rumor, the new Safari 5 will include improvements such as a “smarter” address field, hardware acceleration of Web page elements for the Windows version, improved history searching, a new private browsing icon, and a plethora of other improved features. Safari 5 is rumored to have multiple new features including: Safari Reader (which sounds like a new version of Safari’s built-in RSS reader), improved performance, better page caching, faster DNS prefetching (which should improve page loading times), a Bing search option, improved HTML5 support, and more developer tools.
These rumored specs make Safari 5 sound like a major improvement over previous versions, but it’s still missing two big things: a good API for building extensions (though blogger John Gruber hinted at an extension API for Safari last month) and the option to automatically reopen pages that you left open when you closed the browser. Until then, I’m sticking with Google Chrome.
[MacGeneration Via Engadget]
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