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Apple Releases Safari 3.1

Apple Releases Safari 3.1

The World’s Fastest Browser Now on Mac and Windows

CUPERTINO, California–March 18, 2008–Apple today introduced Safari 3.1,
the world’s fastest web browser for Mac and Windows PCs. Safari loads web
pages 1.9 times faster than IE 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2.
Safari also runs JavaScript up to six times faster than other browsers, and
is the first browser to support the latest innovative web standards needed
to deliver the next generation of highly interactive Web 2.0 experiences*.
Safari 3.1 is available immediately as a free download at for both Mac OS X and Windows.

“Safari 3.1 for Mac and Windows is blazingly fast, easy to use and features
an elegant user interface,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice
president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “And best of all, Safari supports
the latest audio, video and animation standards for an industry-leading Web
2.0 experience.”

The incredible performance of Safari, combined with its elegant user
interface, lets users spend more time surfing the web and less time waiting
for pages to load. Safari features an intuitive browsing experience with
drag-and-drop bookmarks, easy-to-organize tabs, an integrated Find that
shows the number of matches in a page and a built-in RSS reader to quickly
scan the latest news and information.

Safari 3.1 is the first browser to support the new video and audio tags in
HTML 5 and the first to support CSS Animations. Safari also supports CSS
Web Fonts, giving designers limitless choices of fonts to create stunning
new web sites.

Pricing & Availability

Safari 3.1 is available immediately as a free download at for both Mac OS X and Windows users. Safari software
updates are delivered seamlessly through Apple’s Software Update
application, which automatically checks for updates.

Safari 3.1 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Leopard or Mac OS X Tiger version
10.4.11, 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 3.1 for Windows requires Windows XP or Windows Vista, a
minimum of 256MB 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. HTML and JavaScript benchmarks based on VeriTest’s
iBench Version 5.0 using default settings running on an iMac 2.4 GHz Intel
Core 2 Duo system running Windows XP, with 1GB of RAM.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional
applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with
its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has
entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

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