Opera Mini Knocks Apple's Door
Opera showed off a version of Opera Mini running on an iPhone at their stall at the CTIA
After much speculation, Opera has finally submitted the Opera Mini browser to be approved by folks over at Apple. This came after Opera demoed the Opera Mini working on the iPhone at the ongoing CTIA Wireless Expo at Las Vegas. If you recall, Opera had first demoed the Opera Mini for the iPhone at the CES over two months ago. Back then, people weren’t allowed to take pics or make a video of it – a thing that was not done this time around
While Opera is confident that its browser would be approved by Apple, there are others who think it will never enter the walled garden, i.e; the Apple App Store. Opera showed off a version of the Opera Mini running on an iPhone yesterday at their stall at the CTIA. From what is easily observed in the video below, the Mini is way faster than the default Safari browser on the iPhone.
Opera Mini for the iPhone is visually similar to the other versions of the browser for different platforms. Opera had confirmed last year that its browsers would sport a uniform look across multiple platforms. This is holding true even in the case of the iPhone version of Opera Mini. Opera Mini seems to be on an all out offensive against Apple and has even started a countdown clock that displays how long it has been since they submitted the browser for approval with the Apple App Store team. You can see the counter here.
Now all eyes are tuned to the “verdict” the Apple App Store will pass. Will Opera Mini make it to the other side of the fence? Will Apple relent? We’ll find that out soon!
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