A lot of people praise the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G for their Internet browsing capabilities, but there are still some of problems to be solved, and I am not talking about the “Copy and Paste” ability missing in action since the early days of the smartphone from Apple, a feature nobody knows why they’ve been avoiding to introduce. Well, we’ll leave this and those other iPhone 3G problems aside, and have a little chat about Safari…
As you surely know already, Safari was initially developed for Mac OS X, but now there’s also a (pretty capable, I must say) Windows version available, and the mobile one used by the iPhone, of course.<-336×280 Large Rectangle – right-> That’s exactly where I wanted to arrive, since it seems that Safari got a few interface tweaks with the latest iPhone firmware 2.2 Beta 1, as reported by iPhoneAtlas.
Here’s what they say, so I spare you the effort of jumping to that page – “The new iteration of MobileSafari eschews the magnifying glass and refresh buttons at the top of the screen, instead displaying the URL bar and search fields side-by-side, much like the desktop version of Safari. Page refreshes are now accomplished via a tiny icon located inside the URL bar.“
If this is going to be present in the final 2.2 firmware release, I am sure there’s going to be one less of those Safari iPhone problems not many people talk about, but we must admit they exist, since ease of use is extremely important when talking about mobile applications.
This is it for now, but if you had any Safari iPhone problems, like program crashes, please step forward and let us hear what you have to say, we’re all curious about the experience others are having with the Apple iPhone and the software tools coming with it!