Apple Introduces Safari for Windows
Public Beta Available Today for Mac & Windows
WWDC 2007, SAN FRANCISCO–June 11, 2007–Apple today introduced Safari 3,
the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for Windows PCs and
Macs. Safari is the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the
industry standard iBench tests, rendering web pages up to twice as fast as
IE 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2. Safari joins iTunes in
delivering Apple’s legendary user experience to both Windows and Mac users
as well as full support of open Internet standards. Safari 3 features
easy-to-manage bookmarks, effortless browsing with easy-to-organize tabs
and a built-in RSS reader to quickly scan the latest news and information.
Safari 3 public beta is available today as a free download at
“We think Windows users are going to be really impressed when they see how
fast and intuitive web browsing can be with Safari,” said Steve Jobs,
Apple’s CEO. “Hundreds of millions of Windows users already use iTunes, and
we look forward to turning them on to Safari’s superior browsing experience
Safari has always been the fastest browser on the Mac and now it’s the
fastest browser on Windows, loading and drawing web pages up to twice as
fast as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than
Mozilla Firefox 2.* The speed of Safari combined with its intuitive user
interface lets users spend more time surfing the web and less time waiting
for pages to load. Other Safari features now available to Windows users
include SnapBack, one-click access to an initial search query; resizable
text fields; and private browsing to ensure that information about an
individual’s browsing history isn’t stored.
Safari 3 supports all modern Internet standards so users can view websites
Java. Safari software updates are delivered seamlessly through Apple’s
Software Update application, which automatically checks for updates.
Pricing & Availability
The free public beta of Safari 3 is available immediately as a download at
www.apple.com/safari, and is preview software licensed for use on a trial
basis for a limited time. The final version of Safari 3 will be available
as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard, and will be
available as a free download to Mac OS X Tiger and Windows users in October.
Safari 3 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9 or later, a minimum of
256MB of memory and is designed to run on any Intel-based Mac or a Mac with
a PowerPC G5, G4 or G3 processor and built-in FireWire. Safari 3 for
Windows requires Windows XP or Windows Vista, a minimum of 256 MB of memory
and a system with at least a 500 MHz Intel Pentium processor.
*Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection
and other factors. Testing conducted on an iMac 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
system running Windows XP, with 1GB of RAM.