WWDC: Apple shows off new Safari with better performance than Chrome, Firefox

WWDC: Apple shows off new Safari with better performance than Chrome, Firefox
Apple has used WWDC to unveil updates to their Safari browser.

The company says there is a new sidebar that displays your reading list and also adds shared links from your friends and follows on places like Twitter and LinkedIn.

In terms of performance, Apple says JavaScript has been improved so majorly that the browser now beats Chrome, IE and Firefox (using SunSpider benchmarks).

Using JS bench, Safari also now beats Chrome.

In regards to energy usage, Safari now uses less energy than Chrome and easily demolishes Firefox.

Additonally, Apple has introduced iCloud keychain, which remembers your website logins, credit card numbers and personal details. It's encrypted and requires you to remember a single password/security code.





Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Jun 2013 13:48
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  • 2 comments
  • flyingpen

    Nothing says "Better" than a POS browser with a history of terrible security...

    Carpe Noctem

    10.6.2013 20:51 #1

  • Caspy7

    Sunspider is just one metric (which Apple coincidentally created). How does the new Safari compare on Kraken and Octane? These are newer and aimed more solidly and modern web apps.

    10.6.2013 22:30 #2

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