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Opera Mini "may" be coming to the iPhone
mack




msg:4103537
 6:50 am on Mar 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Opera software have recently submitted an iPhone specific version of Opera Mini to the Apple apps store. It is worth noting that Apple have had a history of rejecting apps that compete with their own products. Apple may argue that Safari is a key component of the iPhone OS.

Opera where also one of the lead players in the battle to impose browser choice in Europe at the expense of Microsoft. Will Apple break with tradition and applod an app that is in direct competition with Safari into the App store.

[telegraph.co.uk...]

It is worth noting that Opera Software have also made movies of the Opera Mini running on the iPhone available on Youtube. Perhaps this is very clever marketing. Letting potential users want the application before submitting it to the App store.

This will be interesting.

Mack.

 

bill




msg:4103543
 7:05 am on Mar 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I thought I had read about this a few weeks ago. Perhaps the decision from Apple is expected soon.

I'd love to try this out!

Demaestro




msg:4103916
 5:57 pm on Mar 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Opera has put up a page that shows a counter, to the second how long since they submitted it to the App store.

That with a very public submission to App store looks like they are really putting on the public pressure for approval.

[my.opera.com...]

1 day 5.5 hours and counting.

mack




msg:4104930
 2:31 am on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

yea its a very public way of going about it. by giving users a preview and showing the speed difference will make them want to try it. I think the final say on this specific app will go a lot further up the Apple food chain than most.

Mack.

bizminder




msg:4104998
 6:11 am on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

as said by Mack, clever marketing by Opera. But it'll certainly boost up iPhone sales, may be this time Apple breaks the myth, and get Opera on it's products.:)

mack




msg:4105219
 3:00 pm on Mar 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have always liked Opera mini and paid for it several years ago. Now that its free even better. It would be a win situation for iPhone users to be able to run Opera. It is clearly a faster browser due to server side compression. Like I said this will be interesting.

Mack.

jattsurma




msg:4107337
 1:46 am on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know when can we expect to see it in the app store?

StoutFiles




msg:4107363
 3:20 am on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know when can we expect to see it in the app store?


Probably never. Apple is more likely to make Safari better than to hand over most of their mobile traffic to Opera's browser.

Demaestro




msg:4107665
 4:34 pm on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

Probably never. Apple is more likely to make Safari better than to hand over most of their mobile traffic to Opera's browser.


Yes I agree, I can't see Apple letting this happen.

Apple doesn't like to give people what they want. Apple likes to tell people what they want.

I love my iPhone, but some of the things it can't do drives me nuts, and the longer I own it the more all I see is what it doesn't do.

Like not being able to create folders in your photo album and move/organize photos to them. Maybe the dumbest thing ever, my first camera phone from 8 years ago did this.

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