Mobile Safari is one of the most widely used browsers out there, partly because iOS devices are hugely popular and have sold in phenomenal numbers around the global. However that does not mean that mobile Safari on iOS has not been threatened by third party browsers. To sustain its supremacy Apple must continue improving Safari, and this particular Safari for iOS 7 concept offers some great ideas.
Google released its popular Chrome browser for iOS quite a while ago and it has done very well on the platform. Among the plethora of other browsers available in the App Store, Chrome for iOS remains the biggest competitor of mobile Safari. There’s no doubt that mobile Safari is an amazing browser, but the fact that Chrome has millions of loyal users on full fledged computers be it Windows or Mac, translates in to trouble.
Apple is expected to announce iOS 7 at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013, the next generation software that will power the next generation of iOS devices. With every major iOS update we see changes being made to mobile Safari as well. iOS 7 will be no different. Though this Safari for iOS 7 concept offers some pretty good ideas, as to what changes should be made.
Brent Caswell, the man behind this Safari for iOS 7 concept, is of the view that Apple should emulate Chrome’s clean and simply look by unifying the search and address bar. While its not a bad suggestion, the separated bars are an iconic look of mobile Safari which has largely remained unchanged ever since the first iPhone was released back in 2007.
He also suggests that changes be made to the Reader function on Safari for iOS 7. This function does not have the ability to change fonts and themes right now. It wouldn’t be bad if the new update brought these features. Caswell also takes about a separate notification system for Safari, but that is a pretty outrageous idea and isn’t something that Apple would go with. Sharing options can definitely be improved and are most likely to be improved in iOS 7.
Last but not the least, Caswell’s concept of Safari for iOS 7 also features enhanced bookmarking options. The sharing of bookmarks via iCloud and cosmetic changes are suggested, which don’t seem too out of place. Hopefully we’ll see some improvement in this sector as well.
Obviously this is just a concept and there’s no way of saying that any of this will turn out to be true. We’ll only know for sure once Apple announces iOS 7 at WWDC 2013.