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Opera Browser App Approved For iPhone and iPod Touch

Download of the Day: Opera For iPhone

After submitting its iPhone app to Apple for review, Norwegian software company Opera wasn't too hopeful it would be approved. After all, it is a browser, poised to compete directly with built-in Safari. Turns out, the Opera app was approved and is available for free download.

After a slow start, Opera took off after a British ruling forced Microsoft to visibly give Internet Explorer customers a choice of which browser to use. Downloads of Opera software more than doubled following the ruling.

Creators of the app claim that it's up to six times faster than Safari. It features "speed dial," a way to quickly access your favorite sites, and tabs for keeping several windows open at once.

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KateAthens KateAthens 6 years
Erica what i meant that it just got standard zoom. Opera doesn't support the all important pinch-to-zoom the way Safari does. Instead, users have to adopt the double-tap method to zoom in on webpages in opera. Another con is that mobile site versions are not automaticaly supported. Its a good addition to iPhone though. I would love to see iPhone versions of Chrome and firefox too!
EricaJane EricaJane 6 years
i'm able to zoom just fine with it. not sure why you're having trouble.. maybe it depends on the website..
KateAthens KateAthens 6 years
I'm disappointed...No pinch and zoom makes it problematic. Opera mini is great on other cell phones but not on iphone. Safari is much better. I didn't notice any major speed difference in wi-fi connection either.
EricaJane EricaJane 6 years
whoa! just downloaded it, and man it really is fast. i just tried gap.com because i know it loads a little slow on safari, and it was totally loaded in a few seconds.. crazy!! thanks for the post!!
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