Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 87 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three 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 87 includes bug fixes and performance improvements in areas including Web API, Web Sockets, Payment Request, Web High-level Shading Language (WHLSL), Rendering, WebGPU, and Web Inspector.

    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 introduced at the June Worldwide Developers Conference.

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 87 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
  2. augustrushrox macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2015
    Downloaded it and can definitely say Safari lasts longer and my battery feels snappier!
  3. MatthewUT44 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2015
  4. efktd macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2011
  5. Creepitor, Jul 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
  6. urgs macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2019
    But it bricked my hamster.
  7. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    why aren't iOS betas called iOS Technology Preview?

    why isn't a Safari beta called Safari beta?

    The world is so confusing
  8. Mike Haas macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2014
    Safari hasn't been newsworthy in well over a decade if, in fact, it was ever newsworthy to begin with.
  9. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    Because the Safari Technology Preview contains all the features that are being worked on by the WebKit team. The Safari beta (for example the beta of Safari 13) contains only a part of those features.
  10. isomorphic macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    That's because it's not malware like the world's most popular browser.
  11. ggp759 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Is vp9 supported? Nope. Wake me up when it is.
  12. Mike Haas macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2014
    That's one hypothesis. The other is that it's slow, buggy crap which still has a hard time rendering properly. The "world's most popular browser" is not in itself, malware. Rather, the company that wrote it uses it as Malware. I would suggest Vivaldi to anyone who wants a decent alternative, created by a company that cares as much for security as Apple does. It's based on Chromium. I'm glad Apple gave up on touting Safari as the "fastest, tastes better, low calorie" browser. What bothers me is that Apple did what Apple always does, gave us a branded browser which does what Apple thinks it should do, rather than what its customers think it should do and need it to do. Kind of like thinking we wanted thin, thin, thin laptops with no ports and a USB bus which can't handle 3.5" drives without surreptitiously ejecting them because it can't handle the data and power rather than a laptop we could use as WE needed to use a laptop.

    I'm looking forward to a post-Tim Cook Apple. In the meantime, I'm back to using 5.25" enclosures because I grew tired of my Macbook destroying 3.5" drives. I blame myself for doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result or that Apple would "fix" the issue. They won't. They want us to use iCloud or PAY them for the privilege of bigger drives. Gotta love Apple "freedom."
  13. AnoneemusOne macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2016
    I will start paying attention to Safari Technology Preview when Apple gets rid of its multi-year failure, the butterfly keyboard.

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