The tension was mounting and there were plenty of rumours that Apple was going to pick up its ball and stomp home in a tufty but, in the end, none of that occurred and the long, drawn out, wait for Opera Mini to appear as an official iPhone app is over.
It’s Opera’s assertion that its own iPhone browser is fast – a lot faster than the Apple-supplied browser, Safari. In fact, check out this video which has Opera performing five times faster than Safari.
Opera Mini arrives fully featured including tabbed browsing, speed dial, password manager and more.
"We are delighted to offer iPhone and iPod touch users a great browsing experience with the Opera Mini App," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “This app is another step toward Opera's goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places."
Opera Mini is available now in App Store for free – get it here.
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