Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 102 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 102 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Web API, IndexedDB, Apple Pay, Web Animations, CSS, Rendering, and Web Driver.

The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS Mojave and MacOS Catalina, the newest version of the Mac operating system that was released in October 2019.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple's aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download.


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djgamble

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I don't get why bug fixes and performance tweaks equals a 'technology preview'. To me that sorta suggests there's gonna be some edgy new features.
 
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I don't get why bug fixes and performance tweaks equals a 'technology preview'. To me that sorta suggests there's gonna be some edgy new features.
Sometimes there are. This is a minor update, but Safari Tech. Prev. Has various technologies and features that haven’t yet made it into Safari.
 
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I don't get why bug fixes and performance tweaks equals a 'technology preview'. To me that sorta suggests there's gonna be some edgy new features.
Tech Preview comes out at a pretty regular cadence (~ every two weeks), which means sometimes there are experimental new features and sometimes it's just bug fixes. It's basically of a snapshot of the dev version of the Safari engine at that point in time, so what's new from release to release just depends on what the team has been working on.
 

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I don't get why bug fixes and performance tweaks equals a 'technology preview'. To me that sorta suggests there's gonna be some edgy new features.
I get what you're saying.

If you go into the developer menu there are often new features you cannot find in regular Safari. I think forcing sites to HTTPS is one of them.
 
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