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Apple approves Opera Mini app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Apr 2010 21:50 User comments (11)

Apple approves Opera Mini app Submitted last month, the Opera Mini 5 application has been accepted by Apple into the App Store, and is now available for free download.
There are over 50 million Opera Mini users globally and the Opera Mini app was initially rejected when it was submitted last year.

Opera Mini uses Opera's servers to render and compress pages, thus increasing speed for the end user, and also working around Apple's stringent rules.

The company says users of the iPhone over AT&T's slower 2G Edge data will definitely feel the "uptake in speed."

"We are delighted to offer iPhone and iPod touch users a great browsing experience with the Opera Mini App," added Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera. "This app is another step toward Opera's goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places."

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11 user comments

113.4.2010 23:49

Wow I just tried it out and I am a believer, now if only I can delete the native browser on the Iphone

213.4.2010 23:52

Yep, Opera Mini is way faster than the native browser on the blackberry. Browsing the web on the blackberry browser is just as slow as it is on the iphone in this demo video. Using opera mini is still slow, but it's at least as fast as using 56k back in the day.

314.4.2010 0:38

and people said it would never come out ;)

414.4.2010 0:47

Finally !

Norwegian Co. Opera Mini: 6 times Faster than Safari browser by compressing almost 90% of Data on the Web page before rendering it. For quicker Web pages simply reading. It works great on Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, Android (Platforms) and others mobiles devices.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Apr 2010 @ 1:09

514.4.2010 6:19

A whole month to get a major release approved? I know apple is an anti-competitive company, but that is insane! Just imagine if microsoft took a whole month to approve an app...oh wait, that would never be a problem because even microsoft only forces approval for 64-bit drivers, not smartphone apps.

614.4.2010 7:17

I wonder why they rejected it in the first place?

714.4.2010 7:50

Originally posted by pensfan12:
I wonder why they rejected it in the first place?
cause it competes with their safari browser..duh

814.4.2010 15:13

It's nice, but I still like Safari better.

915.4.2010 2:29

Originally posted by Memnock:
It's nice, but I still like Safari better.
Safari is a terrible browser...as crummy as IE8, but without the compatibility. Opera would not be doing this well if this were not the case.

1015.4.2010 15:59

hey this is an provement form apple, becuase they actually approved it.

1118.4.2010 20:04

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Memnock:
It's nice, but I still like Safari better.
Safari is a terrible browser...as crummy as IE8, but without the compatibility? Opera would not be doing this well if this were not the case.
I like mainly Safari better, because Opera Mini doesn't do pinch to zoom right on iPhone. Safari on iPhone is far from terrible. In fact it's the best mobile browser around.
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