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Apple just released a press release announcing the launch of Safari 5, though it hasn't been officially posted on their site so far.
Apple today released Safari 5, the latest version of the world's fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4,* and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service powering Safari's search field. Available for both Mac® and Windows, Safari 5 includes improved developer tools and supports more than a dozen new HTML5 technologies that allow web developers to create rich, dynamic websites. With Safari 5, developers can now create secure Safari Extensions to customize and enhance the browsing experience.

Features

- Safari Reader makes it easy to read single and multipage articles on the web by presenting them in a new, scrollable view without any additional content or clutter. When Safari 5 detects an article, users can click on the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field to display the entire article for clear, uninterrupted reading with options to enlarge, print or send via email.
- Powered by the Nitro JavaScript engine, Safari 5 on the Mac runs JavaScript 30 percent faster than Safari 4, three percent faster than Chrome 5.0, and over twice as fast as Firefox 3.6.* Safari 5 loads new webpages faster using Domain Name System (DNS) prefetching, and improves the caching of previously viewed pages to return to them more quickly.
- Safari 5 adds more than a dozen powerful HTML5 features that allow web developers to create media-rich experiences, including full screen playback and closed captions for HTML5 video. Other new HTML5 features in Safari 5 include HTML5 Geolocation, HTML5 sectioning elements, HTML5 draggable attribute, HTML5 forms validation, HTML5 Ruby, HTML5 AJAX History, EventSource and WebSocket.
- The new, free Safari Developer Program allows developers to customize and enhance Safari 5 with extensions based on standard web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. The Extension Builder, new in Safari 5, simplifies the development, installation and packaging of extensions. For enhanced security and stability, Safari Extensions are sandboxed, signed with a digital certificate from Apple and run solely in the browser.

According to the press release, Safari 5 will be available for free download today.

Article Link: Apple Announces Safari 5
 

wheezy

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I love Safari, even as a web dev where it seems Firefox is the de-facto browser of choice. I prefer the rendering, the much faster adaptation of upcoming technologies, and I think all the new HTML5 goodies in this is going to make coding websites even better (even though it's pretty much only cool for Safari).

Webkit rules!
 

zedsdead

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Good. I was wondering how this rumor could have been so off base.

Still sad the Apple TV rumor wasn't true.
 

arn

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Did apple really mean to issue this press release today?

No mention of it anywhere, not posted to their site.

arn
 

chuckles:)

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Still sad the Apple TV rumor wasn't true.

:apple:TV is really more of a september media announcement than a june iPhone announcement. We'll probably see new pros at the typical mid-summer hardware/iLife update.

The apple update cycle is becoming more predictable every year.
 

skate71290

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Did apple really mean to issue this press release today?

arn

There have been many rumours on this website about potential Mac Pro/ACD 27"/Safari 5 etc. Updates, how long does WWDC last, will there be major updates like tomorrow or during the rest of the week?
 

blouis79

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I'll be extra happy to have a Safari that works properly. Always finding the odd website which doesn't display menus or pages properly in Safari, but that work fine on Firefox. It's been an annoyance since the beginning of Safari, though probably caused by non-standard code. Can't practically have Safari as a single browser until *all* web pages can be viewed properly.
 

zedsdead

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Most of the Apple TV rumors said it wasn't coming today.

I am talking about the last minutes rumors just before the keynote from Gruber. I wasn't expecting it based on the Engadget article a week or so ago, but the last minute mumblings got me excited. Oh well, maybe at the September iPod Event.
 

arn

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There have been many rumours on this website about potential Mac Pro/ACD 27"/Safari 5 etc. Updates, how long does WWDC last, will there be major updates like tomorrow or during the rest of the week?

no usually it's all in one go. Keynote/announcements the first day. that's it.

arn
 

thatoneguy159

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May 24, 2010
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Pretty sure the file could be on Apple's servers already... someone type random numbers into the Safari 4 download link and see if you can get Safari 5's link. :p
 

hewsthat

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Aug 11, 2006
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Extensions Finally!

Now i can finally switch from RAM heavy firefox to safari. it was really the only thing holding me back.
 
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